Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.


The revised budget was presented 15 May. Ill.: Anagram Design AS

Revised national budget

Additional 116 million to humanitarian assistance

2018-05-15: 'Norway's humanitarian budget has never been bigger than it is now, but the needs created by the world's humanitarian crises are continuing to grow. The Government has therefore proposed increasing the humanitarian budget by NOK 116 million. The additional funds will be channelled primarily to the crises in Yemen and the DR Congo,' said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The UN international donor conference mobilise support for those in need in Yemen.

Norway provides additional humanitarian aid to Yemen

2018-04-03: At the international donor conference in Geneva Norway announced that it will provide an additional NOK 170 million to Yemen. Norway has already provided more than NOK 40 million through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund. In response to the crisis in Yemen, the largest-ever allocation by the UN Fund was approved earlier this year.


Meld. St. 36 (2016-2017)

Setting the course for Norwegian foreign and security policy

Norway's arctic policy

Norway's arctic policy: Creating value, managing resources, confronting climate change and fostering knowledge. Developments in the Arctic concern us all

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