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  • UN Secretary-General extends Prime Minister’s role as SDG Advocate

    09/05/2019 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the new composition of his Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group. He has called on Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, to continue her work as Co-chair, together with the President of

  • New ambassadors from Kazakhstan, Albania, Qatar and Lesotho

    09/05/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 9 May 2019.

  • Norway is taking over the chairmanship of Arctic Contaminant Action Programme (ACAP)

    07/05/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway is taking over the chairmanship of Arctic Contaminant Action Programme (ACAP) from May 7, 2019.

  • The Norwegian Minister of Digitalisation to London

    07/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Minister of Digitalisation, Nikolai Astrup, is visiting London on the 8th and 9th of May to learn about the use of artificial intelligence in the private and public sectors.

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    IMF: Solid growth in Norwegian economy

    06/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    - I am pleased to note that the IMF delegation find Norway’s economic momentum to be strong due to the conduct of fiscal policy in recent years, says Minister of Finance Siv Jensen.

  • Readmission agreement between Norway and Pakistan has come into force

    03/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway’s readmission agreement with Pakistan came into force on 1 May 2019. The agreement facilitates orderly return of Pakistani nationals without legal stay in Norway.

  • More advanced biofuel in aviation

    03/05/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    From 1 January 2020, 0.5 per cent of aviation fuel sold in Norway will be advanced biofuels, and the regulatory changes will be introduced in the Product Regulation. Advanced biofuel is a climate-friendly fuel, which will contribute to reaching

  • Change among the political advisers

    03/05/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, Ms. Maria Alseth resigns as political adviser to Minister of the Elderly and Public Health, Ms. Åse Michaelsen, and has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of the Elderly and Public Health, Ms.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    03/05/2019 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.

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    Changes in the Government

    03/05/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Norway supports Ebola response in DR Congo

    02/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Government is providing NOK 7.8 million to the efforts to tackle the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Norway has once again sent a team of specialist health personnel and three isolation units developed in Norway for

  • Norway pushing for stronger global control of plastic waste

    02/05/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway has put forward a proposal for stronger control of the international trade in plastic wastes. In addition, Norway has proposed the establishment of a partnership under the Basel Convention that will include representatives of governments,

  • Broad agreement in international donor group for Palestine (AHLC) on the need to find a way out of the Palestinian economic crisis

    30/04/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am pleased that Israel and the Palestinian Authority are now working actively to solve the ongoing fiscal crisis and conflict over the transfers of tax revenues. The major cuts in public services in Palestine cannot continue. Today’s AHLC meeting

  • Troika statement on South Sudan

    30/04/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The members of the troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) have made a new statement on the South Sudan peace process.

  • Nordic ministers for the environment and climate call for a global framework on marine litter

    15/04/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    During the meeting of the Nordic Council of Environment and Climate Ministers in Reykjavik, the Nordic ministers agreed to work for a global agreement combatting marine litter. Norwegian Minister of Climate and the Environment, Mr. Ola Elvestuen,

  • State Secretary Hagen visits Moscow on 15-16 April

    15/04/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Marianne Hagen is visiting Moscow on 15-16 April for the opening of the Edvard Munch exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery.

  • Norway calls for civilian rule and reforms in Sudan

    13/04/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A peaceful transition to civilian rule in Sudan is crucial. Norway appeals for reforms in Sudan.

  • Norway increases support to UNRWA by NOK 100 million

    12/04/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is providing an additional NOK 100 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to support humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees affected by the Syria crisis. ‘This funding will be used to meet basic

  • Norway provides support for healthcare in Al Hol camp in Syria

    11/04/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is providing NOK 35 million to strengthen the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s health efforts in the Al Hol camp in Syria. ‘Conditions for women and children are desperate and there is an urgent need for health services.

  • The Goverment proposes state contribution for funding of CCS exploration well

    11/04/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    As part of the Norwegian full-scale carbon capture and storage-project (CCS),the Norwegian Government will propose to the Parliament that the Norwegian state contributes with funds for an exploration well for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental

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