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  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    Press release Date: 2017-09-21

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with the advice for Q3/17 from Norges Bank.

  • First UN Special Envoy for the Ocean

    News story Date: 2017-09-20

    ‘I welcome the appointment of Peter Thomson as UN Special Envoy for the Ocean. This is a clear expression of the Secretary-General’s strong leadership. This increased focus on the challenges and opportunities relating to the world’s oceans is crucial if we are to achieve sustainable development,' said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • Norway increases support for UN Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization in Iraq by NOK 20 million

    Press release Date: 2017-09-20

    'The fight against Isil in Iraq is being won. Some 90 % of the areas previously held by Isil have been liberated, and over two million internally displaced Iraqis have returned home. These people are in a very vulnerable situation. It is vital that access to schools, hospitals and other basic services is restored as quickly as possible,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Global challenges can only be solved by working together

    News story Date: 2017-09-20

    This week, heads of state and government from all over the world are meeting at the UN. They have come together to discuss a number of major common challenges, such as climate change, environmental degradation and development issues. But this is also an arena where many other issues – both major and minor – can be raised.

  • Norway increases humanitarian support to Myanmar and Bangladesh

    Press release Date: 2017-09-19

    ‘I am very concerned about the civilians in Rakhine who have been subjected to violence and forced to flee. This situation has created great humanitarian needs on both sides of the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Norway is increasing its humanitarian support by an additional NOK 15 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Humanitarian aid to areas liberated from Isil

    Press release Date: 2017-09-19

    'Norway will provide an additional NOK 80 million to humanitarian organisations that are helping people who are fleeing the hostilities in Syria. This funding will also be used to provide life-saving support in areas that have been liberated from the terrorist group Isil. There is a tremendous need for immediate humanitarian aid in these areas,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Speeches and statements

  • High level event on education

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-09-20

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the high level side event on education at the United Nations General Assembly in New York 20 September 2017.

  • Sustainable Oceans High-level Event

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-09-20

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the high-level event on sustainable oceans at the United Nations General Assembly in New York 20 September 2017.

  • Address at the High-Level Event on South Sudan

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-09-20

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende's address at the High-Level Event on South Sudan in the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York.

  • UN Secretary General high-level event on Climate Goals

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-09-20

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the United Nations General Assembly, 19 September 2017.

  • Global Pact for the Environment

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-09-19

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the meeting on global environment at the United Nations General Assembly, 19 September 2017.

  • Global Citizen Live

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-09-19

    Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at Global Citizen Live at Skirball Center for Performing Arts in New York, 18 September 2017.

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Broadcasts and video

  • 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.

  • Web TV Media advisory for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

    Broadcast 2017-02-24, 13:00

    Norway is co-hosting the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 24 February, together with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The deadline for applications for media accreditation is 21 February.

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