Tag Archives: Erik Solheim

Serious concern about situation in the Horn of Africa

Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim has visited one of Kenya’s many refugee camps for victims of the food crisis. He is seriously concerned about the situation in the Horn of Africa. “It is terrible to see how unfair the world is. There are three-year-olds here who ...

South Sudan gains its independence

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim represented Norway today at the ceremony marking South Sudan’s independence. 09.07.2011 The peace agreement signed in 2005 ended the lengthiest civil war in Africa. At that point, the conflict had raged for 20 years, costing more ...

Increased support for victims of drought in Horn of Africa

Norway is increasing its funding to help victims of the drought in the Horn of Africa by NOK 33 million. Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim said, “I am very concerned about the situation for people in the Horn of Africa. Many have yet again been hit by two ...

Erik Solheim on education in Sudan

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On July 4 in Geneva, the Economic and Social Council opened its 2011 substantive session, which will run from 4 to 29 July at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The Council began with a High-Level Segment focused on advancing the Education for All agenda. By Marit Fosse Norwegian American Weekly The opening addresses were given by Lazarous ...

Norway and World Bank step up cooperation on conflict and development

With 1.5 billion people living in areas affected by political conflict and criminal violence, citizen security, justice and jobs are the most effective measures to ensure development, says the World Bank. Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick today participated in ...

Norway signs Nagoya Protocol on biodiversity

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Norway has signed the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the most important global environmental agreement since the turn of the millennium. “I am very pleased that the international community has succeeded in reaching agreement on this protocol. It regulates important environmental issues of global concern,” said Minister of Foreign ...

On the Edge: Latin America’s Decade?

Minister of Environment and International Development Erik Solheim. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

“On the Edge” is the new opinion column in the Norwegian American Weekly. These are opinion pieces written by invited contributors who make some comments on the current issues that define modern Norway. Written by Erik Solheim, Minister of Environment and International Development When I took up my post ...