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  • Joint Statement on Elections in Sudan

    News story Published: 2015-04-20

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

  • Norway to contribute in the Mediterranean

    Press release Published: 2015-04-20

    The Norwegian Government has decided that the country will contribute one civilian vessel to Operation Triton in the Mediterranean. The ship will be operative in the area around 1 August, in line with needs reported by Frontex. The ship will initially be available for six months. This will be the first time for Norway to participate with a ship in an operation of this kind in the Mediterranean. If the EU decides to extend the operation’s mandate, Norway will look into how the country can further contribute.

  • Norway strongly condemns the mass murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

    News story Published: 2015-04-20

    ‘Norway strongly condemns the mass murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The killings are claimed by groups affiliated with Isil. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go to their families and to the people of Ethiopia’, Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

  • 170 semi-trailers full of fish to the EU

    News story Published: 2015-04-20

    "Every year more than 1.3 million tonnes of seafood are sent from Norway to the EU. That is equivalent to 170 fully loaded semi-trailers every day throughout the whole year. During the first three months of the year, a new record was set for seafood exports. The trend is only going in one direction; the demand for Norwegian fish is increasing," says Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker.

  • NorskPetroleum.no replaces Fact sheet

    Press release Published: 2015-04-20

    Up until 2014, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate published a booklet containing factual information about the Norwegian petroleum activities. While the paper edition is now history, up-to-date content will now be available in a new and improved format at NorskPetroleum.no.

  • Oslo to host global summit on education for development

    Press release Published: 2015-04-19

    Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6–7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the summit. Among those invited are heads of government and ministers from 40 countries, heads of international organisations and respected international advocates for the right to education.

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Speeches and statements

  • Taking steps towards enhancing the cooperation on defence

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-17

    The Russian aggression against Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea are violations of international law and other international agreements. These actions represent the greatest challenge to the European security architecture. These developments have led to deterioration in the security situation in Northern Europe over the past year. The region is still considered to be stable, however, we must be prepared for the likelihood of crises and incidents. In the current security situation in Europe, our assessment is that there can be no ‘business as usual’ and that we are faced with a new normal.

  • Counting Down - Accelerating MDG Success and Paving the Way for the SDGs

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-17

    Keynote Adress by Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Hanoi, Vietnam, 17 April 2015.

  • Speech at WMAs Council Session

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-16

  • The Arctic: Important for Norway, Important for the world

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-16

    Traditionally, travel between Europe and the United States is described as moving "across the pond." However, the shortest distance between our two continents is actually across the North Pole, from Alaska to northern Norway. It is the Arctic Ocean, not the Atlantic, which is the ultimate short cut, writes Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The Management of the Norwegian Petroleum Wealth

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-15

    It is an honour for me to give this talk on the management of the Norwegian Petroleum wealth and the Government Pension Fund Global. I would like to thank the sponsors, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Tamer Social Enterprise Program, and the Center on Global Economic Governance, for hosting this event.

  • Lessons for our financial policies

    Speech/article Published: 2015-04-15

    Speech by State Secretary Jon Gunnar Pedersen at the Subsea Valley Conference in Oslo 15 April 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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