Peace and reconciliation efforts
For several decades, Norway has played the role of facilitator between parties to conflicts. Promoting conflict resolution and reconciliation is a central aspect of Norwegian foreign policy.
Norway's peace and reconciliation policy
Norway has been engaged in a number of peace and reconciliation processes as facilitator and as a supporter of the UN and other actors since the early 1990s. Support for affected countries during and after conflicts has become an important part of Norway's foreign and development policy.
Women’s participation in peace processes
A key objective for Norway is to ensure that women are able to take part in peace processes and that the rights of both women and men are safeguarded in peace processes and peace agreements.
Norway’s engagement in peace processes since 1993
The following is an overview of areas where Norway has made an active contribution to peace and reconciliation processes. Norway’s contribution counts countries and regions as Afghanistan, Colombia, South Sudan/Sudan, the Middle East and different conflicts in Asia.
2018-10-16: 'It is a pleasure to join so many distinguished participants at the Asia Mediation Retreat in Beijing today. In particular, I would like to thank our dedicated partners, the China Institute of International Studies and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, for co-organising this timely event,' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, said in her address at the event.
2018-09-24: 'It is an honour to be with you today, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s vision and political leadership. I stand here as Prime Minister of Norway, but the values I express today are on behalf of all the five Nordic countries; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden', Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in her statement at the Nelson Mandela Summit.
2018-10-08: ‘Parts of Europe’s southern and eastern neighbourhood are still severely affected by fragility and conflict . Much of the Sahel region, for example, remains unstable and provides a breeding ground for a variety of threats ranging from extremism to state collapse. The Government has therefore proposed a substantial increase in funding for these areas,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.