Historical archive

In the historical archive, you can find information from previous governments. Among the documents found here are press releases, news articles and speeches from earlier government periods. The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.

Documents which are moved to the archive are not updated, so the information in the archive is mostly of historical value.

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  • "Steady as she goes"

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Trade and Industry

    In the "Soria Moria declaration", the government determined that it should develop national strategies for industrial areas where Norway has special skills or advantages. The maritime sector was identified as one such area.

  • The Carter Center's report from the Norwegian Internet voting trials

    2014-06-27 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Carter Center has published a report from the Norwegian Internet voting trials in 12 municipalities at the Parliamentary Elections of 2013.

  • Open life stance ceremony at funerals

    2014-06-12 Article Ministry of Culture

    When somebody passes it is essential to bid farewell with an appropriate ceremony. It is also important to many family members that the parting takes place in the spirit of the deceased. Not everybody is aware of the fact that it is possible to perform a ceremony outside of the Norwegian Church or other religious- or life stance societies.

  • Speeches on climate and forest

    2014-02-04 Article Ministry of the Environment

    Here you will find speeches and interviews about Norway's engagement in REDD+

  • OSCE's report from the parliamentary election in 2013

    2014-01-22 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation has received OSCE's report about election observation from the parliamentary election in September 2013. In the report, OSCE recommends changes in the Election Act and in some election procedures. The Ministry will examine the report in connection with the evaluation of the parliamentary election 2013.

  • Call for proposals for project cooperation in ODA-approved OSCE countries 2013

    2013-11-14 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Section for Russia, Eurasia and Regional Cooperation hereby announces funds for project cooperation in ODA-approved OSCE countries in Eurasia (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus) for 2013.

  • Showcase for Women in Local Politics

    2013-10-31 Article Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    The aim of the government’s programme Showcase for Women in Local Politics is gender balance in the local councils – and to enhance the share of women in leading positions.

  • Rio+20

    2013-10-29 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Rio+20 is the United Nations major Conference on Sustainable Development. Some 50 000 people will attend this major event in Rio de Janeiro 20-22 June, 20 years after the historic Rio Conference in 1992. At the conference, world leaders will stake out a course for future development that ensures protection of the environment.

  • Factsheet - Maternal Mortality

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 5: IMPROVING MATERNAL HEALTH The challenge – Making pregnancy safer Statistics on maternal disabilities and illnesses are appalling in countries with high mortality, with often life long disabilities in survivors. For

  • Factsheet - newborn mortality

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    TACKLING NEWBORN DEATH AND ILLNESS   The challenge: Making it through the first day Until recently, there has been little effort to tackle the specific health problems of newborn babies. Most of their deaths are unrecorded and remain invisible. A

  • Factshhet - child mortality

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 4: REDUCING CHILD MORTALITY The challenge – accelerating child survival Latest figures show that 9.7 million children under-five are dying every year, down from over 12 million in 1990 Most of these children are dying in

  • The Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    The Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals

  • Global Campaign to Reduce Maternal and Child Deaths

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    At the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in September 2007, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway led the launch of a global campaign to save the lives of millions of women and children. On behalf of Norway, Prime Minister Stoltenberg pledged US $ 1 billion dollars to save lives.

  • The Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    The Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals Progress Report - April 2008 (Download the report in PDF)  

  • Binding climate policy

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway will work to promote a more comprehensive and ambitious international climate change agreement to follow the Kyoto Protocol. Norway will continue to fulfil its obligations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions both nationally and internationally.

  • UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has co-chaired the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing in poor countries. The group was established by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2010, and is tasked with exploring alternatives for how to mobilise the funding that was agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

  • Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

    2013-10-28 Article Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative was launched by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007. One of the key aims is to incorporate reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) in a new international climate agreement.

  • Comprehensive protection against discriminiation (NOU 2009:14)

    2013-10-25 Article Ministry of Children and Equality

    The Anti-Discrimination Act Commission’s report on a comprehensive protection against discrimination The Commission to propose comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation was appointed by the Norwegian Government on 1 June 2007. The Commission has

  • Norwegian invitation to discuss the management of blue whiting

    2013-10-25 Article Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Svein Ludvigsen, sets the problem with the blue whiting on the international agenda. He invites his colleges in the EU, the Russian Federation, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland to discuss the management of the blue whiting in Torshavn on 29 May. (20.05.05)

  • Communiqué

    2013-10-25 Article Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    The 11th Conference of North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers (NAFMC) was hosted by Ms. Helga Pedersen, Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs of Norway, aboard “MS Polarlys”, between Tromsø and Brønnøysund on 8 and 9 June 2006.