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  • Colombia steps up the battle against Amazon deforestation

    2017-09-19 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Colombian authorities are stepping up their efforts to preserve the country's valuable rainforests. Air Force planes that used to drop bombs on the FARC guerillas are now instead dropping flyers telling people not to burn or chop down trees.

  • Donor group for Palestine (AHLC) meets in New York

    2017-09-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The members of the donor group for Palestine (AHLC) met today to address the critical situation of the Palestinian economy and discussed the way forward on how to resolve the conflict. The donors welcomed that progress had been made, despite the

  • Global Citizen Live

    2017-09-19 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at Global Citizen Live at Skirball Center for Performing Arts in New York, 18 September 2017.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Speech at the AHLC Ministerial Meeting in New York

    2017-09-18 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement by Norway at the AHLC Ministerial Meeting in New York, 18 September 2017.

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende AHLC Ministerial Meeting in New York, 18 September 2017

  • About the Ministry of Justice

    2017-09-18 Article Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice was established in 1818. The Ministry has approximately 400 employees divided between nine departments, the Minister’s office and the Press Office. The main purpose of the Ministry is to provide for the maintenance and

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-09-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Ms. Elsbeth Tronstad from her office as state secretary to Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen.

  • Norway’s priorities for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly

    2017-09-15 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly convened on 12 September 2017. The high-level week begins on 18 September. Members of Norway's delegation, which is headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, will participate in a large number of bilateral

  • LGBTI Action Plan: Safety, Diversity, Openness

    2017-09-14 Plans/strategy Ministry of Children and Equality

    The Norwegian Government`s action plan against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression 2017-2020.

  • Record number of election observers to Norway

    2017-09-09 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    158 Norwegian and international election observers are going to follow the 2017 Norwegian parliamentary election, a record of observers for Norwegian elections. "Election monitors provide valuable input into how the conduct of the election can be

  • Subsidies for local sports clubs and sports associations

    2017-09-08 Article Ministry of Culture

    Since the main distribution in 2000, the Ministry of Culture has had a subsidy scheme aimed specifically at local clubs and associations that are involved in physical activity and sports for children and adolescents.

  • Reform på sporet

    07.09.2017 Separate website Bedre styring og ledelse i staten

    Offentlig sektor står ovenfor komplekse utfordringer og krav til effektivisering. Omstilling er nødvendig, og regjeringen Solberg har igangsatt flere reformer. Én av disse er jernbanereformen. Carlo Thomsen, som høsten 2015 til våren 2017 var

  • New ambassadors from Jordan, Latvia, Austria and the Delegation of the European Union

    2017-09-07 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 7 September 2017.

  • Cultural policy

    2017-09-07 Article Ministry of Culture

    The government’s cultural policy is based on the principle that art and culture have unique intrinsic value for individuals. The role of art is to comment, reflect, criticise and challenge. Art and culture expand our understanding of ourselves and

  • Sluttrapporten fra OECDs Digital Government Review of Norway er publisert

    07.09.2017 Separate website Bedre styring og ledelse i staten

    I ett år har OECD gått systematisk igjennom status for arbeidet med digitalisering i offentlig sektor i Norge. Gjennomgangen gir ny innsikt i norske forhold sammenlignet med god praksis fra andre land som er gode på digitale løsninger. OECD har

  • Job creation is the key to fighting poverty

    2017-09-07 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The most effective way to reduce poverty is to create jobs. That is why we need bold, forward-looking partners who are prepared to take the risk of investing in poor countries.

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Chief executive officer in Norfund, Kjell Roland

  • Archives

    2017-09-07 Article Ministry of Culture

    All government agencies are required to archive documents used when carrying out their duty. The archives secure its documents as sources of information for the future.

  • Agreement for petroleum activities and model production licenses

    2017-09-06 Article Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Legislation requires companies to obtain licences for petroleum activities.

  • Reindeer husbandry

    2017-09-06 Article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Reindeer husbandry as an industry, culture and way of life is unique, both nationally and internationally.

  • Nordic countries united against organized fisheries crime

    2017-09-06 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Eight fisheries ministers, from the Nordic countries of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland, have issued a joint statement against transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry. The

  • Record High Interest in Exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf - APA 2017

    2017-09-06 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Not since the APA-scheme was established in 2003 has The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy received as many applications as it did in this year's APA-round (Awards in Predefined Areas).