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  • Forest seed destined for Svalbard

    26/02/2015 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    For the first time forest tree seeds are officially deposited and stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Sylvi Listhaug together with her Swedish and Danish colleagues Sven-Erik Bucht and Dan

  • Norway and Australia to cooperate on JSM-development

    26/02/2015 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian Ministry of Defence and the Australian Department of Defence have agreed to cooperate on the development of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM), following talks between Norwegian State Secretary Mr. Øystein Bø and his Australian colleague

  • - The European energy union is important to Norway

    25/02/2015 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The European Commission today presented a communication on a European energy union. The aim is to ensure secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for citizens and businesses.

  • Carbon funds receive good response to the second call for proposals

    25/02/2015 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    NEFCO has been assigned by the Government of Norway to manage a global carbon procurement facility to procure Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

  • Norway concerned about situation in Venezuela

    24/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am very concerned about the situation in Venezuela following the arrest of Antonio Ledezma, the Mayor of Caracas. It is crucial that the Venezuelan authorities now ensure a prompt and impartial legal process for all the arrested members of the

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    Launch of UN70: A new agenda

    24/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende launched the Ministry’s "UN70: A new agenda" project at an open meeting on 17 February.

  • South Sudan must establish a transitional government of national unity

    23/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The final round of peace negotiations aimed at establishing a transitional government of national unity for South Sudan by 9 July was formally opened in Addis Ababa today. ‘The parties to the conflict must use this round of negotiations to work out

  • Norway condemns kidnapping of schoolchildren in South Sudan

    22/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am shocked by the reports that at least 89 school boys have been kidnapped in South Sudan. The schoolboys must be released immediately and those responsible must be held accountable,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • New members of Norway’s OECD National Contact Point appointed

    19/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 19 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appointed the new head of Norway’s National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and two other new members.

  • Norway intensifies efforts to promote Women, Peace and Security

    16/02/2015 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new

  • Norway intensifies efforts to promote Women, Peace and Security

    16/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new

  • Norway condemns killings in Libya

    16/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns in the strongest possible terms the abhorrent killings committed in the name of the terrorist group ISIL in Libya. Our condolences and deepest sympathy go to the families of the deceased, to Egypt and the Egyptian people. The Coptic

  • Norway intensifies efforts to promote Women, Peace and Security

    16/02/2015 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    - Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new

  • Japan-Norway Cooperation in Science and Technology

    16/02/2015 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    This week, the fifth Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on cooperation in science and technology was held in Oslo.

  • The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2015

    16/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements: The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2015. Preliminary Report.

  • Important ceasefire agreement, but implementation is crucial

    12/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The fact that the parties to the Ukraine conflict have agreed on a ceasefire is a positive and important step forward. It is now crucial that they meet their commitments and implement the ceasefire,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway welcomes commitment from Myanmar

    12/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway welcomes the "Deed of Commitment to Peace and National Reconciliation" signed in Napyitaw today by the Government of the Union of Myanmar, political parties and Ethnic Armed Groups.

  • Norway concerned about conviction of Malaysian opposition leader

    11/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende says Norway shares the concern expressed by other members of the international community about the five-year sentence handed down to Malaysian opposition leader Mr Anwar Ibrahim.

  • Mid-term evaluation of NGO-programmes

    11/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Our NGO programmes have increased the capacity of civil society in Central and Southern Europe and helped to mobilise citizens to voice their concerns and actively engage with governments.

  • Facts 2015 – Energy and Water Resources in Norway

    11/02/2015 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Facts 2015 - Energy and Water Resources in Norway is a publication intended to give an overview of energy production, transmission and consumption in Norway.

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