The High North
The world is turning its attention towards the North where Norway has key interests to pursue. By investing in knowledge, business development and international cooperation we are strengthening Norway’s position as a responsible actor and partner in the North.
The National budget 2017
In the budget proposal for 2017, the Government proposes an increase in funding for High North-related efforts from NOK 2.7 billion in 2016 to NOK 3.4 billion in 2017.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende held two speeches at the Our Ocean Conference in Washington DC on 16 September 2016.
The Arctic is important for Norway and for the world as a whole. The Government’s vision is for the Arctic to be a peaceful, innovative and sustainable region where international cooperation and respect for the principles of international law are the norm The Norwegian Government presented on 21 April a new Arctic Strategy. An English short version of the strategy is now available.
30.03.2017: Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende's opening address at Talking Barents in Arkhangelsk.
Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen's opening speech at the session "Bluegreen economy" at the Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is providing NOK 14.3 million for a project to reduce environmental risk in connection with oil and gas activities in northern sea areas.
Section for the High North, Polar Affairs and Marine Resources
Phone: +47 23 95 15 64
Address: Postboks 8114 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: 7. juniplassen 1 / Victoria Terrasse 7,