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  • First meeting of the new High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

    2018-09-24 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    On Monday 24 September, the new High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy is holding its first meeting. The panel consists of serving heads of state and government who are joining forces to work towards sustainable use of the oceans.

  • Norway to provide NOK 660 million to UN’s human rights efforts

    2018-09-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has entered into a four-year agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), totalling NOK 660 million. The funding will be used to strengthen the UN’s efforts to protect and promote human rights,

  • Norway increases contribution to EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

    2018-09-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The loss of thousands of lives on the journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is a terrible tragedy. Norway is therefore providing a further NOK 60 million to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2018-09-20 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the countercyclical capital buffer requirement for banks unchanged, in line with the quarterly advice from Norges Bank.

  • Norway provides NOK 1.68 billion to UN humanitarian fund (CERF)

    2018-09-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Humanitarian needs worldwide are record high. The Government has increased Norway’s support to humanitarian crises by about 50 % since 2013. In addition to providing more funding, we also need to make sure that assistance reaches as many people as

  • The Path to broad sustainability and climate-friendly Global Climate Action Summit: The Amazon Fund results-based payments and Yurok Tribe Project

    2018-09-13 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2018 — Leaders from the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) announced the sponsors who will help ensure that the summit will fulfill its pledge to meet or exceed international sustainability standards for large events.

  • Strengthening the defence of Norwegian interests internationally

    2018-09-12 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘International cooperation is under pressure. Established rights and freedoms cannot be taken for granted. We must now come together to defend the values that are fundamental to Norwegian foreign policy,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen

  • Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region

    2018-09-10 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel, and today the Government is launching a strategy for Norway’s efforts in this region for the period 2018-2020.

  • High Interest in Exploration for Oil and Gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf – APA 2018

    2018-09-07 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of petroleum and Energy has received a large number of applications for new exploration acreage in the licensing round Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2018.

  • New ambassadors from Sri Lanka, Macedonia and Finland

    2018-09-06 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 6 September 2018.

  • Foreign Minister concerned about critical situation for UNRWA

    2018-09-04 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am concerned that the situation for UNRWA, which is already critical, will deteriorate further as a result of President Trump’s decision to end all funding to the organisation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • NOK 325 million in humanitarian aid to the Lake Chad region

    2018-09-03 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin today at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The conference (Oslo II) is

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2018-08-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-08-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, Ms. Karine Skaret resigns as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mr. Jon Georg Dale, and has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of Transport and Communication, Mr. Jon Georg

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    Changes in the Government

    2018-08-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In the session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Johan Sverdrup phase 2: - A new milestone for Norway's largest industrial project

    2018-08-27 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    - The development plans for Johan Sverdrup phase 2 means that Norway's largest industrial project is passing a new milestone, says Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Terje Søviknes.

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    Energy stocks in the Government Pension Fund Global

    2018-08-24 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen, today received a report on energy stocks in the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) from a commission headed by professor and rector Øystein Thøgersen.

  • New ambassadors from India, Germany, Pakistan and the UK

    2018-08-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 23. August 2018.

  • NOK 30 million to new humanitarian innovation programme

    2018-08-17 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Innovation Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched an innovation programme that will facilitate partnerships between humanitarian organisations and private companies. The aim of the programme is to develop innovative technological

  • FK Norway renamed Norec and moved to Førde

    2018-08-16 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup opened FK Norway’s new head office in Førde and presented the agency’s new name and instructions.

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