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  • Norway confirms intention to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Press release Published: 2015-03-31

    Norway has confirmed its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a prospective founding member. ‘Norway is a substantial contributor to global development efforts, and wishes to join countries from Asia and other parts of the world in further refining the structure and mission of the AIIB,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • UN establishes new Special Rapporteur on right to privacy

    News story Published: 2015-03-30

    The UN Human Rights Council has decided to create the mandate of a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. ‘All people must be able to use the internet and new technology without running the risk of being persecuted or suffering reprisals,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway’s climate target for 2030

    News story Published: 2015-03-27

    Today, Norway submitted its 2030 climate target to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In December this year, a new global climate agreement is to be concluded at the UN Climate Conference in Paris. All countries are invited to submit their intended nationally determined contributions, containing emissions reductions targets, well in advance of Paris and by March 2015 for those ready to do so. Norway is the third country to submit its intended contribution, after Switzerland and the EU. Norway is committed to a target of an at least 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

  • Norway adjusts its Ebola response

    Press release Published: 2015-03-26

    Norway has provided more than NOK 500 million to the efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa. The infection rate is now greatly reduced. Norway is therefore scaling down its efforts in cooperation with the authorities in the countries concerned and the UN. This means that Norwegian health workers will return to Norway at the end of March.

  • Norway increases funding for UN human rights work

    Press release Published: 2015-03-26

    Norway is providing NOK 90 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is an increase of NOK 10 million compared with last year. ‘Strengthening the UN’s human rights work is vital, particularly at a time when these rights are under increasing pressure globally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Building links to deliver energy security and prosperity

    Press release Published: 2015-03-26

    The UK and Norway have worked in partnership for many decades to create a strong North Sea oil and gas sector, which continues to provide many thousands of jobs and shared infrastructure that delivers safe and secure energy supplies.

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Speeches and statements

  • Monitoring report on Local and regional democracy in Norway

    Speech/article Published: 2015-03-26

    Statement by Jardar Jensen, State Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Norway at Plenary sitting 28th Session of the Congress Council of Europe

  • European leadership in a time of crisis

    Speech/article Published: 2015-03-19

    'With the current critical situation in Europe, I am really looking forward to hearing his (Edgars Rinkevics) perspectives on the European role and the need for European leadership in addressing these challenges', said Minister Vidar Helgesen in his introduction of the Latvian foreign minister  at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs' seminar 19 March.

  • Brexit: a Norwegian view

    Speech/article Published: 2015-03-19

    'British leadership is needed to help Europe become stronger, more free and more prosperous', writes Minister of EEA and EU Affairs  Vidar Helgesen in this article.

  • Speech by Ine Eriksen Søreide: «One for all, all for one»

    Speech/article Published: 2015-03-18

    Keynote speech by Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide at Institute for Defence Studies, Tuesday March 17 2015 at Conference on Northern European Security in light of the Ukraine conflict. Title: “One for all, all for one”

  • Statement at High North Dialogue

    Speech/article Published: 2015-03-18

    - It is of global importance that the Arctic also remains a region of peaceful cooperation, respect for international law and sustainable management of resources, said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his statement at the conference High North Dialogue in the city of  Bodø.

  • Latvia-Norway Business Forum

    Speech/article Published: 2015-03-18

    Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen's speech at the opening of the "Latvia-Norway Business Forum" in Oslo 18 March 2015.

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Broadcasts and video

  • 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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