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  • Perspectives on the future of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    26/08/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    We have the resources, we have world class suppliers and we have a predictable and stable framework. After more than 40 years of petroleum production, the NCS is still attractive - with a promising future.

    By Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien

  • Speech at Offshore Northern Seas 2014

    25/08/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Your Majesty, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to be here at the Offshore Northern Seas – the ONS - and to speak to such a distinguished audience. Norway became a petroleum-producing country back in June 1971 – two years after

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • About the Conflict in Eastern Congo

    22/08/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway closely follows the development in Eastern Congo. Though demanding challenges remain, especially with regard to prevailing insecurity, human rights violations and the dire conditions of internally displaced persons, we acknowledge that

  • How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

    22/08/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so', write Rajiv Shah, Valerie Amos, Kristalina Georgieva and Børge Brende in an

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Statement on the situation in the Middle East

    22/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over the Gaza Strip, violence has flared up and inflicted an intolerable toll on civilians',

    By Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith

  • Address at Girl Summit 2014

    22/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Norwegian government is strongly committed to the fight against FGM (female genital mutilation), and child marriage, early and forced marriage, at home and in our international engagement', said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his address at

  • Opening of Euro Pride

    10/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Children and Families

    Good evening to all of you. A special welcome to our international guests! I am happy and proud to take part in the opening of Euro Pride 2014 and Pride House! After all it is this summer’s most beautiful fairytale in Oslo. As you all probably

  • Speech at CISV summer camp

    08/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Check against delivery Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity to speak to you. I hope you are having a great time here in Norway. I would like to start out by asking you a question: Have you ever found that things don’t work out exactly

  • General Debate Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

    07/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'While shaping the post-2015 development agenda, we must not forget that our most immediate priority is to achieve the current Millennium Development Goals before the end of 2015', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his speech in New

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Women in Parliament

    03/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Check against delivery Your Excellency President Paul Kagame, Speaker of the Chamber of deputies, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Members of Women in Parliament’s Global Forum, Fellow members of the Millennium Advocacy Group, Ladies and Gentlemen

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Speech at Nthulu Primary School

    02/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, and especially all you schoolchildren I would like to thank you all for welcoming us so warmly to Nthulu Primary School today. A special thanks to the school management and to all the learners who have shared

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • PMNCH Partner Forum

    01/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Check against delivery Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen We are meeting here in Johannesburg for a common purpose. Together we are part of a global drive to prevent the deaths of millions of people every year, and to lay the foundation for

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Education is a powerful weapon, so let’s arm young girls with it

    01/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway is co-chair of the UN secretary general's MDG Advocates Group. Graça Machel is the founder of the Graça Machel Trust and member of the UN secretary general's MDG Advocates Group In 1990, the Italian World Cup

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Resource mobilisation for the Green Climate Fund

    30/06/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change. This is costly, and climate finance must be made available to developing countries so that they can address these needs', Foreign Minister Børge

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Security in the High North – Norwegian Perspectives

    27/06/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Defence

    The Henry Bacon Breakfast Seminar, June 26, Washington

    By Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Intervention at the Third Review Conference of the Mine Ban Convention

    26/06/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - The Mine Ban Convention has been a tremendous success. When it was negotiated and adopted in 1997, it was an appropriate response from the international community to a global humanitarian crisis caused by landmines in general, and antipersonnel

  • “NATO in an Era of Global Competition” - A Norwegian perspective

    26/06/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Defence

    Atlantic Council Conference, June 25th 2014, Washington DC

    By Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Opening speech Pride Park in Oslo

    25/06/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Check against delivery Welcome to Oslo! ‘Rights are won only by those who make their voices heard,’ said Harvey Milk – the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. You make your voices heard. It’s hard to imagine what

  • EEA and Norway Grants post-2014

    19/06/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Pleased to welcome you to this consultation on the shaping of the future of the EEA and Norway Grants, which are an instrument for solidarity and cooperation in Europe', said Minister Vidar Helgesen at a high level round table about how to

    By Former Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • Remarks at the Our Ocean Conference

    17/06/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We depend on the ecosystems of the world for our survival. We need to ensure that the oceans of the world are managed responsibly. This conference is an important step in that direction,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said in his remarks at the Our

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

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