Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Anniken Huitfeldt (Lab.)

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (Cent.)

Minister of International Development

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.
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Norway in the UN Security Council 2021-2022

Norway is an elected member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and 2022. We will use the experience gained from many years of engagement in peace and reconciliation efforts to build bridges and seek solutions to the seemingly intractable conflicts on the Security Council’s agenda.

Det blir ekstraflygninger for nordmenn fra Spania.

International travel and the coronavirus

The global advice against all non-essential travel was rescinded on 1 October 2021, and no new pandemic-related travel advice has been issued for any countries in connection with this. Travel advice may be issued for specific countries if major challenges related to the pandemic emerge again. Anyone considering a trip abroad should think carefully about whether it is necessary to travel.


Partner Countries in Development Policy

Norway’s development efforts are designed to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which world leaders adopted at the UN summit in 2015. The main aim is to eradicate extreme poverty, ensure inclusive and sustainable development and promote prosperity, peace and justice throughout the world by 2030.

News from the Ministry

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A green aid budget with a focus on solidarity

08/11/2021: The Government has proposed an aid budget of over NOK 41 billion for 2022. In order to address the climate threat, the Government has proposed a significant increase in funding for efforts in the areas of renewable energy, food security and climate change adaptation. It has also proposed establishing a separate funding pot for initiatives targeting refugees and displaced people.

Temporarely class room in Syria. Now the UN Security Council will step ut protection of education in conflict zones. Credit: Delil Souleiman, Unicef

The UNSC will strengthen protection of education

29/10/2021: The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution on protection of education in conflict zones. Niger and Norway sponsored the resolution and led the negotiations. This is the first separate resolution on the protection of education and education facilities in conflict zones to be adopted by the Security Council.