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  • World leader in global health

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government proposes an allocation of more than NOK 3 billion to global health in next year's budget. This will mean that, in the current parliamentary term, we will have increased our funding for this area by NOK 600 million. Our direct support

  • Record high humanitarian budget again in 2017

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'There are several major humanitarian crises in the world today. The Government is therefore planning to increase Norway's allocation for humanitarian aid to just over NOK 5 billion in 2017. A large part of this will go to efforts in Syria and the

  • Increased funding for High North-related efforts

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In the budget proposal for 2017, the Government proposes an increase in funding for High North-related efforts from NOK 2.7 billion in 2016 to NOK 3.4 billion in 2017.

  • Job creation and business development crucial in fight against poverty

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Job creation and economic growth are vital for combating poverty. This is why the business development and job creation have been key areas in the Government's development policy since 2013. In the budget for 2017, the Government proposes an

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    A budget to promote employment, welfare, and security

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Finance

    “Norway will emerge stronger from the challenging restructuring the economy now experiences. The Budget for 2017 contains targeted measures to counteract unemployment in the regions and industries that are hardest hit by the drop in oil prices. The

  • Education and reorientation

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    The Government is creating jobs for the future by investing in education, research and innovation. In the national budget for 2017, the Government proposes to raise efforts on early intervention in primary schools and increase funding for research,

  • Historic level of funding for education, humanitarian aid and health

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government's proposed aid budget for 2017 amounts to 1 % of Norway's GNI and sets out a historic level of funding in many areas. The present Government has doubled support for education, increased humanitarian aid by 50 %, and increased funding

  • Norway to maintain a high level of aid for Afghanistan

    2016-10-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway is a long-term partner for Afghanistan. We intend to maintain our current level of aid to the country, approximately NOK 700 million a year, in the period 2017 to 2020,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Mr Brende

  • Important to continue the dialogue in Colombia

    2016-10-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende welcomes the continued dialogue between various political actors in Colombia following the referendum on the peace agreement. ‘I hope that it will be possible to find a solution to the difficult situation

  • Norway increases humanitarian support for Nigeria and the areas around Lake Chad

    2016-10-02 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian crisis in parts of Nigeria and the areas around Lake Chad is having a severe impact on an already impoverished population. The Government is now increasing its aid to the region by NOK 20 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • White paper on UN complaints procedures

    2016-09-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government today presented a white paper assessing whether Norway should ratify the optional protocols on procedures for individual complaints under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on

  • Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Rafto Prize winner

    2016-09-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to congratulate this year's winner of the Rafto Prize, Iraqi feminist Yanar Mohammed. She has for many years been a courageous champion of women's rights in Iraq,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The Norwegian Minister of Culture announces her bid for the Vice-presidency of WADA

    2016-09-29 News story Ministry of Culture

    Statement from Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Culture:

  • Norwegian Prime Minister pays tribute to Shimon Peres

    2016-09-28 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘It was with great sorrow that I received news of the death of former President Shimon Peres. We have lost a great statesman and a courageous politician who never relinquished his vision of peace in the Middle East. Mr Peres maintained his

  • AIM Norway established as a state-owned limited company

    2016-09-27 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway (AIM Norway) was today established as a state-owned limited company. The company will be better suited for commercial activities in the intentional defence market by opening up for a broader ownership

  • Joining forces for international anti-doping work

    2016-09-27 News story Ministry of Culture

    - I am glad to say that we had a fruitful meeting, and that the president of WADA, Sir Craig Reedie, appreciated the Norwegian initiative and support.

  • Norway to establish embassy in Mali

    2016-09-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The establishment of a Norwegian embassy in Bamako will strengthen our bilateral relations with Mali, and enable us to have a closer dialogue on the security challenges facing Mali and the wider Sahel region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-09-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Mr. Tore Hattrem as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende.

  • New ambassadors from Sudan, Germany, Ukraine and Estonia

    2016-09-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their credentials to His Majesty King Harald V on 22 September 2016.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2016-09-22 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with the advice for Q3/16 from Norges Bank.