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  • Nordic Defence Ministers Meeting 10.-11. March

    Press release Published: 05.03.2015

    The Nordic Defence Ministers will meet in Arvidsjaur and Luleå in Sweden, on 10.–11. March.

  • Shelter for internally displaced people in Gaza

    Press release Published: 05.03.2015

    Norway is providing NOK 38 million for shelter for families who lost their homes as a result of the conflict in Gaza in 2014. 'The winter weather in Gaza is creating huge problems for the families who do not have proper homes. Conditions for the most vulnerable people urgently need to be improved,' commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norwegian soldiers to be deployed to Iraq

    Press release Published: 05.03.2015

    The Norwegian Armed Forces will shortly begin deployment of the first part of its military contribution to the international coalition established to counter ISIL. The decision to provide a Norwegian contribution to capability development for the Iraqi Armed Forces was made last October, and the necessary arrangements have now been completed, allowing deployment to begin.

  • Norway for sanctions against South Sudan

    Press release Published: 03.03.2015

    Norway is co-sponsor of the resolution unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council today to impose sanctions on individuals in South Sudan. ‘After nearly 15 months of hostilities, it is a tragedy for the people of South Sudan that the parties to the conflict are not willing to pursue peace. The fact that a unified Security Council now supports sanctions shows how critical the situation is,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • NOK 50 million to innovation for combating poverty

    Press release Published: 03.03.2015

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today launched a new competitive funding scheme that will provide up to NOK 50 million annually to innovative solutions that can help to combat poverty by 2030.

  • Forest seed destined for Svalbard

    News story Published: 26.02.2015

    For the first time forest tree seeds are officially deposited and stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Sylvi Listhaug together with her Swedish and Danish colleagues Sven-Erik Bucht and Dan Jørgensen, carried the first boxes of Nordic forest tree seeds in to the vault today. This is an important contribution to the conservation of genetic resources.

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Speeches and statements

  • Riga NGO Forum

    Speech/article Published: 03.03.2015

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at the Riga NGO Forum on 3 March 2015.

  • Statement at the UN Human Rights Council

    Speech/article Published: 02.03.2015

    'Faced with violence and extremism, we must stand by the values that extremists are seeking to destroy: diversity, openness and participation. We must uphold the fundamental right to freedom of expression and freedom of religion', said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his statement.

  • Norwegian–German Energy Partnership: for a strong and competitive Europe

    Speech/article Published: 27.02.2015

    'Our two countries enjoy close relations on a broad range of topics, included energy. More often than not, we see eye to eye on international issues and have a shared approach to major challenges', said Minister of EEA and EU affairs Vidar Helgesen in his statement at an energy conference in Berlin.

  • Speech by Øystein Bø at the State Visit to Australia

    Speech/article Published: 25.02.2015

    Keynot speech by deputy Minister of Defence of Norway Øystein Bø at a seminar February 23rd 2015 by Innovation Norway in Australia, in cooperation with the Defence and Security Industries Association of Norway and the Australian Industry Group Defence Council.

  • Speech at  Australia National Maritime Museum

    Speech/article Published: 24.02.2015

    'We want healthy oceans for the sake of future generations, and we are strongly committed to conserving the unique Antarctic environment. I look forward to working with Australia on these crucial matters in the years ahead', said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende in his speech at Australia National Maritime Museum.

  • Why a country outside the EU thinks an EU member state should not leave

    Speech/article Published: 24.02.2015

    ' When we make choices about the future of Europe, it is worth considering what political forces will see themselves served by a weaker Europe and a weaker EU. British leadership is needed to help Europe counter such forces and emerge stronger, more free and more prosperous', said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen in his speech at British Influence in London.

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