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  • Norwegian Government to step up efforts to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

    24/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is allocating NOK 1 billion to the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises in the period 2019 to 2021.

  • Acting together to end sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

    24/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Joint press release from the hosts of the conference in Oslo 24 May.

  • Statement on Venezuela

    17/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway announces that it has had preliminary contacts with representatives of the main political actors of Venezuela, as part of an exploratory phase, with the aim of contributing to finding a solution to the situation in the country.

  • IDAHOT + Forum 2019 in Oslo

    16/05/2019 News story Ministry of Culture

    The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT +/IDAHOTB) is observed globally on the 17th of May. In Norway, the day was marked with the IDAHOT + Forum 2019, a European conference held in Oslo from 13th to 15th of May

  • New committee appointed for The International Ibsen Award

    16/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality has appointed the new Committee of The International Ibsen Award for the period of 2019-2022.

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    The SGBV Conference on Web TV

    16/05/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The international conference Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 23-24 May 2019. You can follow the conference directly on web TV Thursday 23 May from 9 AM.

  • Norwegian Government increases efforts to combat child marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-selective abortion (son preference)

    14/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Harmful practices, such as child marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-selective abortion or son preference, are violations of human rights and discriminate against women. We have to intensify our efforts if we are to reach the goal of

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    Revised National Budget 2019: Robust growth in the Norwegian economy

    14/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy is performing well. Employment growth is high and unemployment has declined across the country. Non-oil business investment is at a 10-year high. The positive developments are expected to continue. In the Revised national

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    14/05/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has decided to terminate Invild Ofte Arntsen's constitution as State Secretary in a 100 percent position to Minister of Agriculture and Food, Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad. In the period State

  • Approval of acquisition of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

    13/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has approved the applications of Euronext N.V. and Nasdaq AB to acquire shares in Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA.

  • Reform of aid management

    10/05/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has now chosen the model that will be used for reforming Norway’s aid management structure. Norad (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) will be given responsibility for much of Norway’s aid management, while the Ministry of

  • 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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