Foreign affairs

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.

What's new

Resolution on humanitarian access to Syria renewed

12/07/2022

‘I am very pleased that the UN will be able to continue to deliver water, food, medicines and other humanitarian supplies from Türkiye into northwestern Syria. Some 4.1 million people in this area are dependent on the assistance provided under the UN’s cross-border humanitarian operation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

Visit to UN cross-border operation into Syria

15/06/2022

‘Humanitarian needs in Syria are increasing with each passing month. Some four million Syrians living on the other side of this border are completely dependent on the UN being able to continue to lead the work of delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance, such as food, water and medicines, into northwestern Syria,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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Section for UN Policy
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