The UN

'Working together for a better world’. This is the ideology behind the UN. The organisation was founded after two devastating World Wars, and its primary aim is to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Norway is an elected member of the Security Council in the period 2021-2022.

Sikkerhetsrådssalen i FN. Foto: UD

Norway in the UN Security Council 2021-2022

Norway is an elected member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and 2022. We will use the experience gained from many years of engagement in peace and reconciliation efforts to build bridges and seek solutions to the seemingly intractable conflicts on the Security Council’s agenda. International law and human rights will form the basis for our efforts.

FNs sikkerhetsråd diskuterer situasjonen i Libya (september 2019). Foto: FN

The UN General Assembly - Norway's priorities

Here are Norway's main priorities for the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. There will only be a few physical meetings during the week of high-level meetings held in connection with the General Debate from 21–28 September.

Afrikanske land er engasjert i arbeidet med å lage vaksiner mot covid-19. Foto: WHO

Democracy and human rights key against Covid-19

'The Covid-19 pandemic threatens to accelerate the global trends of democratic backsliding and weakening respect for human rights. It is intensifying existing inequalities, hitting those who are already marginalised, subjected to discrimination and living in poverty the hardest', two ministers write in an article.

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January programme for UN SC under Norway's leadership

04/01/2022: The programme of work for the UN Security Council in January is now in place. ‘Norway is ready to shoulder its responsibility and lead the Security Council in January. We will focus in particular on the role of women in promoting peace, the protection of civilians and on peace mediation efforts, and will follow up a number of complex country-specific situations such as Afghanistan, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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