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  • International community joins Norway in supporting human rights defenders

    Press release Date: 2017-11-20

    UN Member States unanimously endorsed the free and independent role of human rights defenders at the UN today. ‘The international community has sent a strong signal. Human rights defenders have a key role to play in strengthening respect for human rights all around the world,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Norwegian resolution on internally displaced persons adopted in the UN

    News story Date: 2017-11-20

    More than 40 million people are displaced in their own countries. Norway has put forward a resolution on internally displaced persons, which was adopted in the UN today. 'This resolution is important. It confirms the rights of internally displaced people, and highlights the importance of ensuring better protection,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Regarding incident at NATO exercise in Norway

    Press release Date: 2017-11-17

  • Norway participates in EU Social Summit

    Press release Date: 2017-11-17

    Today Prime Minister Erna Solberg is taking part in the EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg. The participants will discuss how the EU member states can jointly develop and strengthen the social dimension of the EU, and help safeguard their welfare societies in the future.

  • Advice from Norges Bank on the benchmark index for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG)

    News story Date: 2017-11-16

    The Ministry of Finance has today received a recommendation from Norges Bank to remove the oil and gas sector from the equity benchmark index for the GPFG. Decisions on the composition of the benchmark index are made by the Ministry of Finance.

  • Calling on Europe to collaborate against work-related crime

    Press release Date: 2017-11-14

    ‘There is a need for a more coordinated effort to combat work-related crime at the European level. Norway is inviting the European Union and its Member States to collaborate more closely to stop the criminals,’ says Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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  • Web TV

    The F-35 aircraft marks the start of a new era for the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Broadcast 2017-11-10, 13:15

    The F-35 remains crucial to the continued modernization of our Armed Forces and our ability to preserve Norwegian and allied security and interests. The Government marked the procurement with a ceremony at Ørland Air Base November 10th. – Today, we are marking an important milestone in the development of Norway’s defence capabilities: The arrival in Norway of the first F-35 Lightning II jets, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • Web TV Conference: Working Together for a Strong Civil Society in Europe

    Broadcast 2017-06-06, 09:30

    Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway contributes to strengthening the civil society sector in Europe. What has been achieved so far and which opportunities are available for Norwegian actors to get involved in partnership projects?

  • Web TV The use of Technology in Identity Verification

    Broadcast 2017-06-01, 09:00

    European Migration Network Norway’s National Conference, Thursday 1 June 2017.

  • Web TV Energy policies of Norway in a global context

    Broadcast 2017-05-30, 08:30

    Tuesday, the International Energy Agency presents the evaluation of Norwegian energy policies in Oslo.

  • Web TV IMF: - Norway’s economy is recovering

    Broadcast 2017-05-24, 12:30

    Norway’s economy is beginning to recover, says The International Monetary Fund (IMF). The recovery is supported by strong domestic demand and accommodative macroeconomic policies.

  • Web TV Donor conference in Oslo for Nigeria and Lake Chad region on 24 February

    Broadcast 2017-02-24, 14:10

    Norway, together with Nigeria, Germany and UN Ocha will host an international donor conference in Oslo on 24 February. ‘A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. This crisis has been largely overlooked. We are therefore seeking to mobilise greater international involvement and increased funding for humanitarian efforts to prevent the situation from deteriorating further,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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