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  • Arctic Call to Action on Food Security and Climate Change

    25/02/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Members of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, urge all governments to step up their efforts to

  • Troika statement on South Sudan - 23 February 2020

    23/02/2020 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 and the formation of South Sudan’s revitalized transitional government of national unity.

  • 'Unacceptable humanitarian consequences in Idlib'

    21/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The military offensive by the Syrian regime and its backers in Idlib causes unacceptable humanitarian consequences. Norway calls for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access', says Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • India and Norway strengthen partnership on blue economy

    19/02/2020 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    India’s Minister for Earth Sciences, H.E. Dr Harsh Vardhan, and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, H.E. Mr Sveinung Rotevatn, opened the India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development today. The two countries also

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    The Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements: The foundation for wage settlements in 2020 – Preliminary report

    17/02/2020 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements.

  • Urge the parties to ceasefire in Idlib

    17/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    "I am deeply concerned about the increasing tensions and escalation in Idlib, Syria. Civilians are suffering severely, humanitarian access is limited. I urge the parties to cease the hostilities and to give immediate humanitarian access", says

  • Changes among the political advisers

    17/02/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Stig-Øyvind Blystad as political adviser to Minister of Transport, Mr. Knut Arild Hareide.

  • Indian and Norwegian Ministers of Environment commit to explore a Global Agreement to stop Plastic Pollution

    16/02/2020 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway and India agree to cooperate closely to investigate the possibility of establishing a global agreement to stop plastic pollution. The ministers of environment from the two countries met in Gandhinagar, India today, during the high level

  • Norway supports efforts to combat coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak

    14/02/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Norway is supporting the urgent global response to the outbreak of coronavirus, covid-19, and is providing NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) for humanitarian efforts and NOK 36 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    14/02/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. John-Ragnar Kvam Aarset as state secretary to Minister of Transport, Mr. Knut Arild Hareide, as of march 9th 2020. State secretary to the Minister of Transport, Mr. Anders

  • New ambassadors from Vietnam, Tajikistan and Andorra

    13/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new  ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 13 February 2020.

  • Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru at Oslo Energy Forum

    13/02/2020 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Ms. Tina Bru, presented her views on the future of the oil and gas industry at the Oslo Energy Forum.

  • Costs related to the campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council

    13/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The costs directly related to Norway’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council amounted to NOK 17 million (USD 1,7 million) in 2019.

  • Troika statement on South Sudan February 2020

    11/02/2020 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.

  • Norwegian support for UN humanitarian aid efforts

    11/02/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UN has announced an increase in humanitarian needs in 2020 due to protracted armed conflicts and more frequent extreme weather events. This year, Norway is providing NOK 420 million to the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and NOK 90

  • Norway steps up 2030 climate goal to at least 50 % towards 55 %

    07/02/2020 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Today, Norway has submitted an enhanced climate target under the Paris agreement. Norway's new and strengthened target is to reduce emissions with at least 50 %, and towards 55 % by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    07/02/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms Hilde Johanne Barstad as state secretary to Minister of Justice and Public Security, Ms. Monica Mæland.

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    Meeting with prime ministers of Iceland and Liechtenstein

    04/02/2020 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg met Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Prime Minister of Liechtenstein Adrian Hasler in Oslo on 3 February.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    31/01/2020 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.

  • Press Information: State visit to Jordan

    30/01/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    King Harald and Queen Sonja have accepted the invitation from King Abdullah II to pay a state visit to Jordan in 2020. The visit is planned for 2-4 March.

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