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  • Minister of Foreign Affairs congratulates new leaders in OSCE

    04/12/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to congratulate Helga Schmid on her appointment as Secretary General of the OSCE. I would also like to congratulate the newly appointed leaders of the OSCE’s three institutions, which are the organisation’s most important instruments

  • Statement to the Ministerial Council of the OSCE

    04/12/2020 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide's statement at the Ministerial Council of the OSCE.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide 4 December

  • Special Session of the UN General Assembly in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

    03/12/2020 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the United Nations special session of the General Assembly in response to the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, 3 December 2020.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • The Foreign Minister welcomes agreement in Tigray, Ethiopia

    03/12/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I welcome agreement on unimpeded, sustained and secure access for humanitarian aid in Tigray, Ethiopia', said Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • No silver bullet: Using data to develop context-sensitiv solutions to disinformation

    03/12/2020 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Marte Ziolkowski's remarks at a round table (virtually) about information and disinformation by the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre.

    By State Secretary Marte Ziolkowski Oslo, 3 December

  • Changes in the travel advice for certain hospital districts in Finland

    03/12/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to seven additional hospital districts in Finland.

  • Information for Norwegian citizens about travel and the coronavirus

    03/12/2020 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against all non-essential travel to all countries. This advice currently applies until 15 January 2021. Exceptions have been made for countries and regions in the Nordic region and in

  • World Heritage

    03/12/2020 Article Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Chapter 4.8 World Heritage (Report to the Storting (white paper) no. 35 (2012-2013) The Cultural Heritage Policy).

  • What Norway intends to do for the world’s oceans

    03/12/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Transport

    ‘Norway is a maritime nation and we have world-leading research, business and ocean management communities. Norway will continue to play a leading role as we now follow the call to take a ‘100 % approach’ to implement the Ocean Panel’s ocean action

  • Reform of local government

    03/12/2020 Article Kommunereform

    The government initiated a local government reform in 2014. The result is a reduction from 428 municipalities to 356, and from 19 to 11 counties, from 1.1.2020.

  • Afghanistan: Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Uzbekistan, and Qatar

    03/12/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Qatar together with Germany, Indonesia, Norway and Uzbekistan welcome the announcements by the two Afghan negotiating sides that they have adopted the rules of procedures and moved to discuss the draft agenda. This represents an important step in a

  • Christmas guidance

    03/12/2020 Article Government.no

    Recommendations for Christmas and New Year's celebration.

  • Together for inclusion

    03/12/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Only through the inclusion of persons with disabilities can the world realise the Sustainable Development Goals. The Government of Norway and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) are pleased to announce that we will be jointly co-hosting the

  • Prime Minister’s Introduction

    02/12/2020 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Introduction by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the press conference on the coronavirus situation and the Christmas holidays, 2 December 2020.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Infection prevention measures necessary during Christmas holidays

    02/12/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Infection prevention measures will remain necessary during the Christmas holidays, but the government is introducing a number measures to allow people to celebrate Christmas and New Year in a way that is more similar to what they are used to.

  • Ocean panel sets out new course for the world’s oceans

    02/12/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Transport

    ‘The Earth is first and foremost an ocean planet, and ocean resources are both overexploited and undervalued. This situation is not sustainable, and it is vital that the world’s nations cooperate more closely to promote clean and productive oceans,’

  • Norway increases support for education

    01/12/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a crisis in global education, with serious ramifications for schooling for children and young people. The impact on children in poorer countries has been particularly severe. Norway is increasing its support for

  • Ocean Panel Announcement

    01/12/2020 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Oceal Panel International press meeting, 1 December 2020.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Democracy and the rule of law

    01/12/2020 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    There are more people living in democracies based on universal suffrage and periodic elections today than ever before. At the same time, the quality and sustainability of democracy is being eroded in countries all over the world, including in Europe

  • Women's rights and gender equality

    01/12/2020 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The fundamental aim of Norway’s efforts in the area of women’s rights and gender equality is to increase the opportunities available to women and girls, promote their right to self-determination, and further their empowerment. This is crucial if