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  • How is Norway governed?

    2017-07-25 Article Government.no

    According to the Constitution, which was adopted in 1814, Norway is a monarchy in which the power is divided between three branches: a legislative branch which is also responsible for appropriations, the Storting; an executive branch, the Government

  • Good solution for transport of nuclear power station

    2017-07-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is pleased with Russia's plans for the transport of a floating nuclear power plant along the coast of Norway in the summer of 2018. 'These plans are in line with the Norwegian authorities' request that safe transport can be ensured,' Foreign

  • Statement on the detention of human rights defenders in Turkey

    2017-07-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway joins statement by the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe on the detention of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey.

  • Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

    2017-07-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the European Union.

  • One year closer

    Status report for Norway's progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

    2017-07-18 Report Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance

    One year closer - Status report 2016 (pdf) Norway's progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Slovakia and Norway continue successful cooperation on Climate and Environment

    2017-07-18 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On his visit to Norway on the 28th to the 30th of June, Slovakia's State Secretary for environment, Norbert Kurilla, met State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry for Climate and Environment, Lars Andreas Lunde.

  • States that have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration

    2017-07-17 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Oslo Conference on Safe Schools: Protecting Education from Attack, was organised in Oslo 28-29 May 2015. The main objective of the Conference was for states to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

  • The Norwegian Government steps up the efforts to turn waste into resources and reduce marine litter

    2017-07-17 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Norwegian government presented a White Paper to Parliament on 21 June 2017 on waste policies in a circular economy with an emphasis on increasing reuse and recycling. The White Paper also presents a Plastic Strategy in order to reduce marine

  • Norway to join international centre for countering hybrid threats

    2017-07-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway signed an agreement today on participation in the newly established, Finnish-led European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.

  • The death of Liu Xiaobo

    2017-07-13 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s comment on the death of Liu Xiaobo

  • Diplomatic relations

    2017-07-13 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Oslo Diplomatic List (pdf) Diplomat in Norway. The purpose of this booklet is to provide information to diplomats and their families on how the various privileges and immunities under the Vienna Conventions are

  • Rainforest Foundation UK misleads the public about the international community's efforts to preserve Congo's forests

    2017-07-13 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    In recent weeks, Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has been running a campaign aimed at Norway and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), who work jointly to support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)`s efforts to preserve its vast

  • Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

    2017-07-12 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 10 July, Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to two years in prison for statements made in media interviews in 2015 and 2016.

  • Speech at the Family Planning Summit in London

    2017-07-12 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Laila Bokhari's speech at the Family Planning Summit in London 11 June 2017.

    By State Secretary Laila Bokhari Family Planning 2020, London, 11 June 2017

  • Proposal for a new Act concerning animal welfare

    2017-07-12 Article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    As a follow up of the Norwegian Animal Welfare Action Plan, a proposal for a new Norwegian Act regarding animal welfare has been produced through cooperation between The Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food and The Norwegian Ministry of

  • Norway intensifies efforts to fight global disease outbreaks

    2017-07-11 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa showed us how quickly diseases can spread across borders, and how devastating their effects can be on lives, health and economic development. That is why we are now intensifying our efforts to ensure that vaccines

  • Norway contributes to new fund for women’s entrepreneurship

    2017-07-11 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway is providing NOK 90 million to a new fund that aims to strengthen entrepreneurship among women. The fund, which will be administered by the World Bank, is being launched at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, where Norway is participating as a guest

  • More apprenticeships

    2017-07-11 Article Ministry of Education and Research

    Vocational education and training is designed to produce skilled tradespeople. In coming years there will be a great need for workers with this kind of training in both the private and the public sectors.

  • Closer cooperation between schools and working life

    2017-07-11 Article Ministry of Education and Research

    One of the Government’s primary aims for the VET Promotion is to achieve closer cooperation between working life and upper secondary education - to provide the workforce with the skills it needs and enable young people to develop their abilities

  • Broad Norwegian engagement in Myanmar

    2017-07-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited Myanmar on 5-6 July. ‘The country is undergoing a huge process of change, after the transition from military rule to a partly civilian government. Norway will continue its broad engagement in support