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  • Speech by Øystein Bø at WWII Memorial Ceremony in Washington DC

    2015-05-27 Speech/article Forsvarsdepartementet

    Norwegian Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Øystein Bø, held this speech at WWII Memorial Ceremony in Washington DC, May 25 2015.

    By Øystein Bø

  • Opening speech at EUIKT15

    2015-05-26 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    European ICT-policy conference on the Digital Single Market in Oslo, 26 May 2015.

    By Erna Solberg

  • Drivers, dynamics and challenges of increased migration across the Mediterranean

    2015-05-20 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at the seminar "A Humanitarian Crisis on the Doorstep of Europe" arranged by Prio (the Peace Research Institute Oslo) 20 August 2015.

    By Ingvild Næss Stub

  • UNFF 11

    2015-05-14 Speech/article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    State Secretary Hanne Maren Blåfjelldal, Norway   Chairperson Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen,  Sustainable forest management is key to sustainable development.  Deforestation, forest degradation and unsustainable

    By Hanne Maren Blåfjelldal

  • The Gateway to Africa

    2015-05-13 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Hans Brattskar's address at the Uganda Business Forum in Oslo 13 May.

    By Hans Brattskar

  • Liberation and Veterans Day 8 May 2015

    2015-05-12 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Akershus fortress, Oslo.

    By Erna Solberg

  • The future of the EEA agreement

    2015-05-12 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'This is not an “a la carte” agreement, where we can allow ourselves to pick and choose, State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub said in her speech at a seminar on the future of the EEA agreement at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik 8 May 2015.

    By Ingvild Næss Stub

  • What role do indigenous people and forests have in a sustainable future?

    2015-05-11 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Erna Solberg is Prime Minister of Norway and co-chair of the U.N. Secretary General’s Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group. This article is based on her reflections, together with those of Ambassador Dho Young-shim and Stine Bosse who are both MDG Advocacy Group members. The article was first published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation-web 11th of May 2015.

    By Erna Solberg

  • Teachers at the Centre of the Learning Agenda

    2015-05-07 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Hans Brattskar's address at the seminar "Policies and Principles for taking Teachers forward in the Post-2015 Development Agenda" in Brussels, Belgium 7 May 2015.

    By Hans Brattskar

  • Business for Peace Summit

    2015-05-06 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Høyres Hus in Oslo, 6. mai 2015

    By Erna Solberg

  • Trends in European (in) security

    2015-05-06 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at the Europe Day Conference held in Oslo by the European Union Delegation to Norway on 6 May 2015.

    By Ingvild Næss Stub

  • Speech at dinner for the president of Portugal

    2015-05-04 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Akershus castle, Oslo, May 4 2015

    By Erna Solberg

  • The situation in the Mediterranean and the humanitarian crises in Syria and Iraq

    2015-04-30 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    Address to the Storting, 30 April 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 Forsvarsdepartementet

    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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    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