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  • Business for Peace Summit

    2015-05-06 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Høyres Hus in Oslo, 6. mai 2015

    By Erna Solberg

  • Unesco Global Monitoring Report on education

    2015-04-27 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Children in crisis and conflict situations should not be deprived of an education. Therefore, we are increasing both our humanitarian aid and long-term development aid for education', Foreign Minister Børge Brende said in his speech at the launching of the Unesco Global Monitoring Report on education in Oslo 27 April 2015.

    By Børge Brende

  • Speech at Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

    2015-04-24 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The essence of Arctic Council cooperation is to move forwards responsibly, guided by the best knowledge we can acquire, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende in his speech.

    By Børge Brende

  • Statement at Polish-Norwegian Roundtable

    2015-04-21 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub held this statement at a Polish-Norwegian roundtable that discussed further cooperation between the two countries.

    By Ingvild Næss Stub

  • Taking steps towards enhancing the cooperation on defence

    2015-04-17 Speech/article Ministry of Defence

    The Russian aggression against Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea are violations of international law and other international agreements. These actions represent the greatest challenge to the European security architecture. These developments have led to deterioration in the security situation in Northern Europe over the past year. The region is still considered to be stable, however, we must be prepared for the likelihood of crises and incidents. In the current security situation in Europe, our assessment is that there can be no ‘business as usual’ and that we are faced with a new normal.

    By Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Counting Down - Accelerating MDG Success and Paving the Way for the SDGs

    2015-04-17 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Keynote Adress by Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Hanoi, Vietnam, 17 April 2015.

    By Erna Solberg

  • Speech at WMAs Council Session

    2015-04-16 Speech/article Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to speak at the opening of this Council meeting in the World Medical Association in Oslo. Medical doctors are the cornerstone in the clinical management of sick people, but you also have important roles in

    By Bent Høie

  • The Arctic: Important for Norway, Important for the world

    2015-04-16 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    Traditionally, travel between Europe and the United States is described as moving "across the pond." However, the shortest distance between our two continents is actually across the North Pole, from Alaska to northern Norway. It is the Arctic Ocean, not the Atlantic, which is the ultimate short cut, writes Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

    By Børge Brende

  • The Management of the Norwegian Petroleum Wealth

    2015-04-15 Speech/article Finansdepartementet

    It is an honour for me to give this talk on the management of the Norwegian Petroleum wealth and the Government Pension Fund Global. I would like to thank the sponsors, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Tamer Social Enterprise Program, and the Center on Global Economic Governance, for hosting this event.

    By Siv Jensen

  • Lessons for our financial policies

    2015-04-15 Speech/article Finansdepartementet

    Speech by State Secretary Jon Gunnar Pedersen at the Subsea Valley Conference in Oslo 15 April 2015.

    By Jon Gunnar Pedersen

  • Norwegian industry in Indonesia

    2015-04-14 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Speech by Prime minister Erna Solberg in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 April 2015.

    By Erna Solberg

  • Address at "Vision 2030 and Global Health"

    2015-04-13 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    'The implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, which we hope will be adopted by the UN General Assembly in September, will require hard work in the years to come' said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his address at the conference "Vision 2030 and Global Health".

    By Hans Brattskar

  • International Roma Day

    2015-04-08 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the celebration on International Roma Day in Oslo.

    By Erna Solberg

  • Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria

    2015-04-01 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - It is unacceptable that we have not reached a political solution in Syria by now. We must try again. Try better. Try harder.Today, we must demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Syria, said Foreign Minister Børge Brende in his speech at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait on 31 March.

  • Monitoring report on Local and regional democracy in Norway

    2015-03-26 Speech/article Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet

    Statement by Jardar Jensen, State Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Norway at Plenary sitting 28th Session of the Congress Council of Europe

    By Jardar Jensen

  • European leadership in a time of crisis

    2015-03-19 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    'With the current critical situation in Europe, I am really looking forward to hearing his (Edgars Rinkevics) perspectives on the European role and the need for European leadership in addressing these challenges', said Minister Vidar Helgesen in his introduction of the Latvian foreign minister at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs' seminar 19 March.

    By Vidar Helgesen

  • Brexit: a Norwegian view

    2015-03-19 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    'British leadership is needed to help Europe become stronger, more free and more prosperous', writes Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen in this article.

    By Vidar Helgesen

  • Speech by Ine Eriksen Søreide: «One for all, all for one»

    2015-03-18 Speech/article Ministry of Defence

    Keynote speech by Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide at Institute for Defence Studies, Tuesday March 17 2015 at Conference on Northern European Security in light of the Ukraine conflict. Title: “One for all, all for one”

    By Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Statement at High North Dialogue

    2015-03-18 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - It is of global importance that the Arctic also remains a region of peaceful cooperation, respect for international law and sustainable management of resources, said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his statement at the conference High North Dialogue in the city of Bodø.

    By Bård Glad Pedersen

  • Latvia-Norway Business Forum

    2015-03-18 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen's speech at the opening of the "Latvia-Norway Business Forum" in Oslo 18 March 2015.

    By Vidar Helgesen