Security policy

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The main aim of our security policy is to safeguard Norway’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and political freedom of action. A broad range of political, military, legal, diplomatic, and economic instruments are used in this work. 

New white paper

Norwegian foreign and security policy

The global security situation has changed significantly in recent years and the world has become more unpredictable. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is drawing up a new white paper to discuss how Norwegian foreign policy can respond to these challenges.

New measures to fight global security challenges

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende has announced that Norway will allocate NOK 200 million annually to the fight against terrorism, organised crime, piracy and cyber threats.

Utenriksminister Børge Brende åpner det andre plenumsmøtet i Internasjonalt partnerskap for kontroll av kjernefysisk nedrustning. Foto: Rune Bjåstad, UD

Norway chairs meeting on nuclear disarmament

'Research and the development of new technologies and methods are essential if verification is to succeed. Norway has valuable experience in this area that we can share with others,’ Foreign Minister Brende said.


Statement at IAEA's General Conference

State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland's statement at IAEA's 60th General Conference in Vienna 28 September 2016.

Energy in a changing geopolitical setting

Speech by the Foreign Minister of Norway Mr. Børge Brende at the Energy Security Summit in Stavanger, 28 August 2016.

Norway increases support for stabilising NATO's neighbouring areas

'Stability in Europe's neighbouring areas is important for our security. We are therefore providing NOK 10 million over three years for NATO's efforts to promote stability in vulnerable countries to the south and east of the Alliance,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

More on Security policy


White Paper

Meld. St. 37 (2014–2015)

Global security challenges in Norway’s foreign policy — Terrorism, organised crime, piracy and cyber threats