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  • Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria

    01.04.2015 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

    26.03.2015 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

    19.03.2015 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.

  • Brexit: a Norwegian view

    19.03.2015 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 Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

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

    18.03.2015 Speech/article Forsvarsdepartementet

    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

    18.03.2015 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 State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen

  • Latvia-Norway Business Forum

    18.03.2015 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 Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister Vidar Helgesen

  • Improving Dementia Awareness

    17.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Thank you, Ms. Chairman, for the opportunity to speak on this important subject

    By Lisbeth Normann

  • Global implications of Arctic climate change

    17.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - We have to commit to effective action to control climate change. The place where we can make decisive strides to that effect is Paris, at the UN Climate Conference in December, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende in his statement at the conference in Paris.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Norway's relation with the EU

    16.03.2015 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at a meeting with the European Parliament in Oslo on 16 March 2015.

    By State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub

  • Statement at Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    16.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'If we can manage to implement even just a portion of what we have already agreed on, we should have achieved remarkable improvement in DRR when we meet again for the Fourth UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2030', said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his statement at the conference.

    By State Secretary Hans Brattskar

  • Economist Arctic Summit Oslo 2015

    12.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The challenges and the opportunities in the High North ensure that we focus on the Arctic, and the solutions we have found in the region can provide inspiration in the quest for solutions elsewhere. The attractions of the High North are to be found in the Arctic itself – in its real value', Foreign Minister Brende said in his speech in Oslo on 12 March.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Empowering Roma Women

    09.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at a seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria on 9 March 2015.

    By State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub

  • Protection in practice for women human rights defenders and their work

    09.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway’s State Secretary Hans Brattskar at the CSW side event 'Protection in practice for women human rights defenders' in New York 9 March 2015.

    By State Secretary Hans Brattskar

  • Foreign policy address  5 March 2015

    05.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I will focus this address on five main thematic areas: 1) security, 2) our fundamental values, 3) economic interests, 4) peace, development and humanitarian policy, and 5) the fight against climate change', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his address to the Storting.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Common efforts to eradicate poverty: What the Sustainable Development Goals mean

    04.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at a meeting in Oslo 4 March 2015 - "From vision to transformation - The next steps towards sustainable development".

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Riga NGO Forum

    03.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at the Riga NGO Forum on 3 March 2015.

    By State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub

  • Statement at the UN Human Rights Council

    02.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Faced with violence and extremism, we must stand by the values that extremists are seeking to destroy: diversity, openness and participation. We must uphold the fundamental right to freedom of expression and freedom of religion', said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his statement.

    By State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen

  • Norwegian–German Energy Partnership: for a strong and competitive Europe

    27.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Our two countries enjoy close relations on a broad range of topics, included energy. More often than not, we see eye to eye on international issues and have a shared approach to major challenges', said Minister of EEA and EU affairs Vidar Helgesen in his statement at an energy conference in Berlin.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • Speech by Øystein Bø at the State Visit to Australia

    25.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Defence

    Keynot speech by deputy Minister of Defence of Norway Øystein Bø at a seminar February 23rd 2015 by Innovation Norway in Australia, in cooperation with the Defence and Security Industries Association of Norway and the Australian Industry Group Defence Council.

    By Øystein Bø