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  • Starting the 24th licencing round - Invitation to nominations of blocks

    Press release Published: 2016-08-29

    The Government hereby invites oil companies to nominate blocks for the 24th licencing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. The numbered licencing rounds cover frontier areas opened for petroleum activities, with the greatest potential for large discoveries.

  • Breakthrough in Philippine peace process

    Press release Published: 2016-08-26

    'In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough. It is also of crucial importance that the whole of the communist movement National Democratic Front of the Philippines is now represented here in Oslo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Historic agreement on final peace deal in Colombia

    Press release Published: 2016-08-25

    The Colombian government and the FARC announced today that they have come to agreement on a final peace accord. The accord concludes more than four years of negotiations. The armed conflict, which has persisted for five decades, has claimed more than 220,000 lives and produced millions of internally displaced refugees.

  • Philippine peace talks in Oslo

    Press release Published: 2016-08-22

    'The Philippine government and the Communist movement NDFP are coming to Oslo to resume formal peace negotiations in a conflict which has been running for 47 years. We are very committed to offering our support in this process,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • World Humanitarian Day – enormous unmet needs

    Press release Published: 2016-08-19

    'Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway's humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million. South Sudan and Yemen are two of the most underfunded humanitarian crises in the world today,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway concerned by arrests of activists in Azerbaijan

    News story Published: 2016-08-18

    ‘The arrest of several people with links to the opposition, including Natiq Jafarli of the Republican Alternative movement, gives cause for concern,’ said State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tore Hattrem.

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Broadcasts and video

  • Web TV

    Making peace in practice

    Broadcast 2016-06-06, 15:00

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende and the UN invite you to meet some of the top experts on peace negotiations and discuss how to make peace in practice.

  • Web TV Webcast: World No Tobacco day

    Broadcast 2016-05-31, 09:00

    We now see a global domino effect in implementing plain packaging of tobacco products. WHO launches this year’s World No Tobacco Day from Oslo Tuesday, 31 May.

  • Web TV The IMF says Norway’s economic institutions have proven their effectiveness

    Broadcast 2016-05-19, 10:00

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy.

  • Web TV Culture budget targets both innovation and tradition

    Broadcast 2015-10-07, 13:00

    The Government’s cultural policy is aimed at promoting a cultural sphere based on local participation. Culture is where the people are. Delegating authority to and strengthening the regions will thus continue to comprise an important part of the cultural policy framework in years to come.

  • Web TV Live streaming from Education Summit

    Broadcast 2015-07-07, 15:30

    Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. Crown Prince Haakon will attend the opening of the Summit.

  • Web TV The IMF presents views on the Norwegian economy 2015

    Broadcast 2015-05-28, 10:00

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy. The mission concludes that the Government's economic program is well adapted to the subdued growth in the Norwegian economy.

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