Tag Archives: UN Secretary-General

Mobilizing men to end violence against women

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the Network of Men Leaders to End Violence Against Women. Sharing the stage with him at the United Nations in New York was Norway's Minister of Justice and the Police, Knut Storberget. “I want to use the network to mobilise men. One in four women around the world experience ...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Norway praised for the seed vault

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and  Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk. Photo: Ministry of Agriculture and Food

During last weeks visit to Svalbard, Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk was praised by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for Norway's idea and ability to carry out the building of Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Ban Ki-moon thanked Norway for offering the world this opportunity to take care of genetic diversity. He said Norway has ...

Ban sees first-hand view of climate change’s impact

2 September 2009 – Standing on rapidly melting polar ice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world for urgent measures to be taken to combat climate change to protect the planet for future generations. “I feel the power of nature, and at the same time, a sense of vulnerability,” Mr. Ban told reporters from the ...

StatoilHydro gives climate advice to the UN

Chief executive Helge Lund is a member of the UN secretary-general’s advisory group on energy and climate change. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

The Norwegian energy company StatoilHydro’s experience in carbon capture and storage was presented to the United Nations’ expert group on climate and energy in Stockholm, Sweden on August 20. Chief executive Helge Lund has been appointed member of the expert panel who will be advising the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on energy related issues in connection with ...

Global Leaders Devise Plan to Save Millions of Mothers and their Babies

Jonas Gahr Støre. Photo © Berit Hessen.

  New York June 15 - The 2009 report of the Global Campaign of the Health MDGs was presented today at a luncheon at the UN, hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Foreign Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre. The report shows the way forward in coping with serious health challenges for mothers and children ...

Kai Eide speaks about the situation in Afghanistan

International priorities in Afghanistan – including security, long-term institution-building and stability throughout the coming elections – remain valid, but what is lacking is adequate resources and political will, the top United Nations envoy from Norway said on March 19. In a briefing to the Security Council, Kai Eide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for the country, ...