Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government
Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs
‘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 71st session of the UN General Assembly will open with a week of high-level meetings beginning on 19 September. Members of Norway's delegation, which is headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, will participate in a large number of bilateral and multilateral meetings during the high-level week.
Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende presented five recommendations intended for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, together with colleagues from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan and Mexico.
'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', said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende on the UN Day 24 October.
Foreign Minister Børge Brende's statement at the launch of the UN70 initiative - five recommendations for the next UN Secretary-General - in New York.
Violent conflicts are increasing in number and in complexity. Their humanitarian consequences are devastating, and a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes. Norway will now increase its support to the UN Peacebuilding Fund by NOK 115 million over a period of three years.
Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, United Nations, New York, 22 September 2016.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented the action plan in Oslo on 16 February 2015, together with Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen, and Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Solveig Horne.
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