Norway’s engagement in peace work – by country

Norway is involved in peace efforts in a number of countries. An overview is given here. However, much of Norway’s work in this area is confidential, so it is not possible to give an exhaustive overview.
  • The Venezuelan Negotiation Process

    In 2021, the Venezuelan government and opposition initiated negotiations on a comprehensive solution to the crisis in the country.

  • The peace process in Colombia

    Norway is a guarantor country for Colombia’s two peace processes – the implementation of the five-year-old agreement with Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) and the negotiation process with Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), which remains stalled.

  • Philippine peace talks

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

  • Israel – Palestine: A negotiated two-state solution

    Norway’s 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 internationally recognised borders. It is Norway’s position that only a negotiated two-state solution can bring about lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.