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.


Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide opens the conference for a global women mediators network in Oslo, Norway.

Global women mediators network gathered in Oslo

2018-03-22: "It is my hope that this initiative will contribute to progress in this field, and that the next reports of the Secretary-General on women, peace and security will show an increase in women's participation in mediation, and an increase in women's influence in peace processes", Minister of Foreign Affairs said when she opened the inititativ in Oslo, Norway.

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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