‘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.
2018-06-22: 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.
2018-07-12: Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup has been invited by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be a member of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. ‘Digital technology has an enormous potential to advance sustainable Development. New technologies can increase the welfare of people throughout the world – but they also give rise to new challenges', said the Minister.
2018-04-24: 'The very first point of the preamble of the UN Charter states that the aim of the United Nations is to "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Since the beginning, the prevention of conflicts has been at the very core of what the UN should do – and it still is', the Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide said at a high-level meeting.
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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