Tag Archives: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Norway concerned about the re-imprisonment of Father Ly in Vietnam

“Norway is very concerned about the re-imprisonment of Father Ly in Vietnam,” said State Secretary Gry Larsen at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs. The 65-year old Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly was re-imprisoned last week. His eight-year prison sentence from 2007 was suspended for a year in March last year, after ...

Efforts for women produce results

Dr Godal and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visiting Tanzania in 2008 (Photo: Office of the Prime Minister)

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Special Adviser Tore Godal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been included on a list of the 100 most inspiring people with regard to UN Millennium Development Goal 5 – improving maternal health. The global advocacy organisation Women Deliver has drawn up this list to pay ...

The Philippines – successful first round of talks in Norway

On Monday 21 February, a successful first round of talks between the Philippine authorities and the communist movement was completed in Norway. These were the first formal talks between the parties since 2004. Formal talks between the communist movement – the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) – and the Philippine ...

Norway to donate NOK 1.4 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Norway is to increase its contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by NOK 75 million, making the total Norwegian contribution NOK 450 million per year. This is equivalent to an increase of 20%, and it means that Norway will donate almost NOK 1.4 billion to the ...

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva falls prey to fraud

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs became aware this summer that the Director of Finance and Administration at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva is suspected of fraud. The HD Centre is a Geneva-based foundation that works with the prevention and resolution of conflict. The Ministry has cooperated with and provided ...

Norway to provide NOK 100 million to flood victims in Pakistan

Norway is increasing its support for flood victims in Pakistan to NOK 100 million. The flood disaster in Pakistan is an enormous humanitarian crisis. It has affected 14 million people, six million of whom are in need of emergency food assistance. So far, 288.000 homes have been washed away. Norwegian Minister of Foreign ...