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  • Enhancing kindergarten efforts relating to diversity and the youngest children

    2016-11-15 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    The Minister of Education and Research has circulated a proposal for a new framework plan for kindergartens for consultative review. He is looking to strengthen kindergarten activities in connection with the youngest children, diversity, meals,

  • Agreement on new peace accord in Colombia

    2016-11-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Colombian government and the guerrilla group Farc-EP announced this evening in Havana that they have reached a new peace accord.

  • New ambassadors from Brazil, Russia and Bhutan

    2016-11-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 10 November 2016.

  • - Natural gas is an essential part of a sustainable energy future

    2016-11-10 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On Thursday, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, opened The Economist Energy Summit in London.

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    Prime Minister congratulates Donald Trump

    2016-11-09 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory. The US is our closest ally and our cooperation is based on shared values and interests. We will seek to cooperate constructively with Donald Trump and with his administration once

  • - Norway supports the Council of Europe's Action Plan for Ukraine

    2016-11-07 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway's support for the Council of Europe's Action Plan for Ukraine will increase by 10 million NOK in 2016. "The Council of Europe is one of our most important partners in developing democracy, rule of law and good governance in accordance with

  • Prime Minister warns against developments that are weakening democracy

    2016-11-07 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg underlined the importance of safeguarding democratic values when she spoke to participants from over 100 countries at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg today. The Forum is hosted by the Council of Europe.

  • Norway increases humanitarian assistance to Yemen

    2016-11-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic - 80 % of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is growing steadily worse,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

    2016-11-06 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UN has declared 6 November as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

  • Minister Brende seriously concerned about situation in Turkey

    2016-11-04 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is seriously concerned about the situation in Turkey, and decided on Friday to call in Turkey's Ambassador to Norway.

  • Deeyah Khan becomes UN Goodwill Ambassador

    2016-11-01 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    Deeyah Khan, the Norwegian human rights activist, film director and record producer has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.

  • Europe is at a crossroads and needs a strong Nordic region

    2016-11-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The economic restructuring of the Nordic region, the challenges faced by Europe, and international developments remind us of the importance of our shared values, our unity, and our solidarity. Strategic Nordic cooperation is crucial,’ said

  • CCS on the agenda in meeting with Šefčovič

    2016-11-01 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) was among the main subjects in the meeting between Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien and Vice President in the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič. The two met in Slovakia's capital Bratislava 28 October in

  • Norway urges South Africa, Burundi and Gambia to reconsider withdrawal from ICC

    2016-11-01 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In recent weeks, South Africa, Burundi and Gambia have announced that they will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the world's first permanent international criminal court, and has 124 states parties, including 34

  • Important with stability in the Horn of Africa

    2016-10-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited the Horn of Africa between 25 and 29 October. ‘The region is facing armed conflict, humanitarian crisis and political instability. It is in Norway’s interest to support measures which can contribute

  • Strong UN support for Norwegian disarmament resolution

    2016-10-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am pleased that Norway's resolution on enhancing nuclear disarmament verification has received the solid backing of 177 UN countries. Being able to establish that disarmament is actually taking place is crucial for ensuring confidence in

  • Agreement on establishment of marine protected area in Antarctica

    2016-10-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I welcome the decision to establish a marine protected area in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. This is an important milestone in the international management of the Southern Ocean and in the conservation of marine resources,’ said Minister of Foreign

  • Report from the expert committee on green competitiveness

    2016-10-28 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister

    The government’s expert committee on green competitiveness today delivered its report, with proposals and recommendations to the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg and Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2016-10-28 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has today appointed Ms. Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde, student and member of Oslo City Council, as political adviser to Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, during state secretary Magnus Thue’s leave of

  • Norway votes against nuclear disarmament resolution in the UN

    2016-10-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Concrete steps towards disarmament and non-proliferation are the key to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons. Tangible and credible initiatives are needed in this area if we are to make headway. Norway will not support proposals that would