Recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of 19 June 2015, approved by the Council of State on the same day. (Government Solberg)
This is the first white paper to take a coherent approach to global security challenges, security and development policy. The Government has chosen to focus on four areas: terrorism, organised crime, piracy and cyber threats. These all have serious consequences for international stability and development, and constitute threats to our security both here in Norway and to Norwegian interests abroad. Norway will help to prevent, respond to and combat these security challenges internationally by exchanging knowledge and analysis more frequently and extensively at national and international level, and by helping to build capacity in vulnerable states and areas. Security and development are closely linked. For this reason, the Government intends to make greater use of foreign policy instruments to prevent and address global security challenges in the years ahead.