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  • Norwegian initiative to combat the looting of Syria’s cultural heritage

    News story Published: 2015-09-02

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) invites to a conference dedicated to combat the looting of Syria’s cultural heritage. The conference will be held in Sofia on 16 September under the patronage of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

  • Norway opens prison in the Netherlands

    Press release Published: 2015-09-02

    The Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen today opened the Norgerhaven prison in the Netherlands. The first inmates are already in place.

  • NOK 200 million to support reforms in Ukraine

    Press release Published: 2015-09-01

    Norway is to provide NOK 200 million in budget support to Ukraine to support the Ukrainian Government's work to carry out reforms. 'This support for Ukraine is important for helping to achieve essential restructuring and modernisation,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Step backwards for freedom of expression in Egypt

    News story Published: 2015-08-30

    'Yesterday's conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists is a step backwards for freedom of expression in Egypt,' said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen.

  • NOK 10 million to new pilot export programme for Norwegian computer games companies

    Press release Published: 2015-08-27

    Today saw the launch of the Go Global Games pilot programme, a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Culture, the Norwegian Film Institute and Innovation Norway. The aim of the programme is to help Norwegian computer game companies to international markets and increase sales and export revenues from Norwegian Computer games.

  • Peace agreement in South Sudan encouraging

    News story Published: 2015-08-27

    'It is encouraging that the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, yesterday signed the peace agreement with the opposition in South Sudan. Let us hope that this will bring an end to the tragic conflict, which has lasted for 20 months. I expect all parties to comply with the whole peace agreement, as it has now been negotiated. We cannot accept any attempts to opt out of parts of the agreement,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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  • 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

    Broadcast 2015-05-28, 10:30

    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.

  • Web TV Launch of UN70: A new agenda

    Broadcast 2015-02-17, 10:00

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende launched the Ministry’s "UN70: A new agenda" project at an open meeting on 17 February.

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