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  • Norway to strengthen cooperation with the UN on marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries

    05/12/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    ‘In the fight against marine litter, it is vital to strengthen the capacity to prevent pollution from shipping and fisheries in developing countries. Norway is therefore allocating NOK 40 million to a new project under the International Maritime

  • Change and stability in the High North

    04/12/2019 Speech/statement Ministry of Defence

    Op Ed published in Defense News 2. Dec. 2019

    By Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen

  • Rules for marrying abroad

    04/12/2019 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Children and Families

    The Norwegian Marriage Act regulates recognition of marriages entered into abroad.

  • Conditions for marriage

    04/12/2019 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    A marriage may be entered into in a church or civil ceremony.

  • Kommunene ga råd til ministeren

    03.12.2019 Separate website Boligsosial politikk – arbeidet med ny stortingsmelding

    Regjeringens arbeid med ny stortingsmelding om boligsosial politikk var første tema på agendaen på årets Boligtreff. I intervju med konferansier Dan Børge Akerø fortalte statsråden hvorfor hun har valgt å sette i gang arbeidet med en ny

  • Norway to provide assistance for response to measles outbreak in Samoa

    02/12/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government of Samoa has declared a state of emergency in order to respond to the measles outbreak in the country, which is mainly affecting children. The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked European countries for assistance in responding

  • Statement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25)

    02/12/2019 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, in Madrid 2 December 2019.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg Madrid

  • Hallmarks of Norway’s peace and reconciliation work

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway’s peace and reconciliation efforts vary depending on the conflict in question and the local conditions, but there are certain general features of Norway’s engagement that are common to all Norway’s efforts in this area.

  • Norway’s engagement in peace processes since 1993

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    An overview is given below of the countries where Norway has been actively engaged in promoting peace and reconciliation.

  • Negotiations in Venezuela

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Since May 2019, Norway has had a mandate from Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó to facilitate a negotiation process. Several rounds of negotiations were held in Oslo and Barbados before the negotiations were suspended in August 2019.

  • South Sudan: Norway continue efforts to promote political solution

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has gained a unique position in South Sudan due to its longstanding efforts to improve conditions for the population, and the key role it played, in close cooperation with the US and the UK (the other Troika countries), in the peace process

  • Syria: Norway will promote a political solution

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The situation in Syria clearly illustrates the way in which war and conflict can set a country’s development back several decades in a short space of time. Norway has consistently supported peacebuilding measures in the country, as well as the UN’s

  • National reconciliation in Sri Lanka

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    At the invitation of the Sri Lankan authorities and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Norway acted as an impartial facilitator of the negotiations between the parties to the conflict in Sri Lanka between 1999 and 2006. Norway’s mandate

  • Peace and reconciliation efforts in Myanmar

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Myanmar has experienced one of the world’s longest civil wars, and is currently involved in a very complex peace process. Since independence in 1948, the central authorities have been engaged in hostilities with a number of different ethnic armed

  • The peace process in Mozambique

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 6 August 2019, a final peace agreement was signed between the Government and the Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo). This agreement is the result of peace talks that have taken place since December 2016. It deals with the issues of

  • Israel – Palestine: A negotiated two-state solution

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway takes a balanced approach to the Middle East conflict. Our long-term engagement seeks to advance a negotiated two-state solution, with two states, Israel and Palestine, existing side by side in peace and security within secure and

  • Women’s participation in peace processes

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is working to ensure that peace negotiations are inclusive, and that peace agreements safeguard the rights, needs and priorities of both women and men. We strive to ensure that more women participate at all levels of peace and reconciliation

  • Philippine peace talks

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The armed conflict between the Philippine authorities and the communist movement NDFP has lasted for 50 years. The parties have repeatedly tried to reach a peace agreement.

  • Closing Statement at the Review Conference of the Mine Ban Convention

    29/11/2019 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide's closing statement at the Fourth  Review Conference of the Mine Ban Convention in Oslo 29 November 2019.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide Oslo, 29 November 2019

  • The peace process in Colombia

    29/11/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The armed conflict in Colombia has lasted for more than 50 years. It has had severe humanitarian consequences and caused great suffering to the civilian population. Several hundred thousand people have been killed, and more than six million have

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