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  • Better cooperation with important countries

    Press release Published: 2015-10-13

    Traditionally Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Japan are not countries that Norway have cooperated extensively with in higher education and research. This is something the Government would like to change.

  • National action plan on business and human rights

    Press release Published: 2015-10-12

    'Human rights are under pressure in many places in the world. At the same time, companies that integrate respect for human rights, anti-corruption measures and environmental considerations into their operations are more profitable in the long run. I am therefore pleased to launch a national action plan on business and human rights,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • World Day against the Death Penalty 10 October

    News story Published: 2015-10-10

    Today, 82 % of the world’s states have introduced a moratorium on the death penalty or have abolished it. ‘I’m pleased to see that the international trend is moving away from the use of the death penalty. However, there are some countries where this is not the case. It is crucial that we continue to work for the abolition of this inhumane practice, which undermines human dignity,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack on Turkey

    Press release Published: 2015-10-10

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende has condemned the terrorist attack that hit the Turkish capital Ankara today.

  • Norway supports new initiative in Central Africa

    News story Published: 2015-10-09

    Norway will contribute up to 400 million NOK per year from 2016-2020.

  • Prime Minister congratulates Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

    Press release Published: 2015-10-09

    ‘I congratulate the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on winning the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. The hope that was kindled in the Arab Spring is still alive in Tunisia,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Broadcasts and video

  • Web TV Live streaming from Education Summit

    Broadcast 2015-07-07, 15:30

    Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. Crown Prince Haakon will attend the opening of the Summit.

  • Web TV The IMF presents views on the Norwegian economy 2015

    Broadcast 2015-05-28, 10:00

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy. The mission concludes that the Government's economic program is well adapted to the subdued growth in the Norwegian economy.

  • 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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