Former State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen's speeches and articles

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  • Record number of Awards in Predefined Areas 2018


    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offers 83 production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf) in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2018 (APA 2018).

  • Eriksen Søreide met with foreign minister Aidarbekov, Kyrgyz Republic


    The Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chingiz Aidarbekov, paid an official visit to Norway on 15 January. In Oslo, he met with the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Education in situations of crisis and conflict


    Nearly 27 million of the children who are currently out of school live in areas affected by crisis and conflict, according to Unicef. By assuming an international leadership role, Norway has helped to increase political awareness and provide concrete measures for education in situations of crisis and conflict.

  • Safe schools for children in conflict areas


    Currently, 27 million children in conflict areas are not in school, according to Unicef. Norway gives high priority to the protection of children’s education in conflict areas.

  • Diplomatic relations


    The Oslo Diplomatic List (pdf) Diplomat in Norway. The purpose of this booklet is to provide information to diplomats and their families on how the various privileges and immunities under the Vienna Conventions are

  • Legalisation


    Legalisation may be necessary for an official document to have legal effect in another country.

  • Launch of Action plan on Women, Peace and Security


    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide held the following speech when the Action plan on Women, Peace and Security (2019-2022) was launched.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide Oslo, 11 January

  • Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf


    Equinor has been awarded an exploitation permit for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

  • Signing of U.S. - Norway Bilateral Maritime Arrangement


    January 9th 2019, the United States and Government of Norway signed an Arrangement which advances maritime threat response collaboration between the two nations. At a ceremony, hosted by the White House National Security Council, the Arrangement was signed by the Norwegian Defense Attaché to the US Rear Admiral Ole M. Sandquist and the Director of the U.S. Global Maritime Operational Threat Response Coordination Center, Scott Genovese.

  • Norwegian Government launches new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security


    The Government’s new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is being launched today at the Nobel Peace Center. The goal is to ensure that the rights, needs and priorities of both women and men are safeguarded throughout all Norwegian efforts aimed at peace and security.

  • Women, Peace and security


    'This is Norway’s fourth Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. In this new plan, we focus, among other things, on women’s participation and rights both in initial, informal peace talks and in formal peace negotiations. Norway will have a more systematic focus on women, peace and security in our efforts to support the implementation of peace agreements, strengthen the gender perspective in international operations and missions, and increase our efforts for women and girls in our humanitarian work', five ministers write in the action plan's preface.

  • States that have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration


    The Oslo Conference on Safe Schools: Protecting Education from Attack, was organised in Oslo 28-29 May 2015. The main objective of the Conference was for states to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

  • International sports cooperation


    The Ministry of Culture is involved in international cooperation on sport issues and is represented at the European Council and in various forums dealing with anti-doping and sports facilities. In addition, there is extensive cooperation between the Nordic governments.

  • Sports policy


    The objective of sports policy is to ensure that people have access to a broad range of local sports activities, whether organised by membership-based sports clubs or independently.

  • Opening speech, the Raisina dialogue


    Norway and India share many values, and a deep commitment to democracy and a rules-based world order, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg when addressing Raisina dialogue 2019 in New Dehli.

  • This is what DAB means for you


    National analogue FM radio networks in Norway was switched off in 2017. Are you wondering what the change means for you? Here you will find answers to your questions about the digital radio switchover.

  • Immigration and Integration 2017–2018

    Report for Norway to the OECD


    Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report 'Immigration and Integration 2017-2018 - Report for Norway to the OECD' is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

  • Opening of the Norwegian chancellery in New Delhi


    Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the official opening of the new Norwegian embassy in New Delhi, India, 7 January 2019.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Norway and India – partners in sustainable solutions


    Opening speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Indian-Norwegian Solutions for Sustainable Growth-seminar in New Delhi, 7 January 2019.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Women's rights and gender equality


    The fundamental aim of Norway's gender equality efforts is to increase the opportunities available to women and girls, promote their right to self-determination, and further their empowerment. This is crucial if girls, boys, women and men are to have equal rights and equal opportunities.

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