‘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.
The UN General Assembly - Norway's priorities
The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly will be formally opened on 18 September 2018 by the General Assembly’s newly elected President, Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés. Here you can read Norway’s priorities for the upcoming session.
Five recommendations for the next Secretary-General
Norway presented five recommendations intended for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, together with Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan and Mexico.
Human rights in the new development goals
Human rights and good governance are so much more than items on an agenda. They are the pillars of human dignity, security and prosperity – and the foundations upon which meaningful lives and successful societies rest.
2018-09-24: Norway has entered into a four-year agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), totalling NOK 660 million. The funding will be used to strengthen the UN’s efforts to protect and promote human rights, both in individual countries and globally.
2018-06-22: Many of the challenges the world is now facing can only be addressed through cooperation with other countries. The UN is the most important forum for international cooperation. Norway has been a strong supporter, both financially and politically, of the UN’s work to promote peace, development and human rights since the organisation was established in the aftermath of the Second World War.
2018-09-27: Norway belongs to the Western European and Others Group, which has two non-permanent seats on the Council for the period 2021-2022. Three candidates are competing for these seats (Canada, Ireland and Norway). The election for the period 2021-2022 will take place during the UN General Assembly in June 2020.
Common Responsibility for Common Future — Meld. St. 24 (2016–2017) Report to the Storting (white paper), English summary
This is the first time a Norwegian government has presented a white paper on the place of the seas and oceans in the country’s foreign and development policy.
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