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Norway’s mission in Afghanistan will continue despite officer’s death

Norwegian Defense Minister Grete Faremo

Norwegian Defense Minister Grete Faremo says Norway will continue its work in Afghanistan, despite the loss of Norwegian officer Siri Skare, who was killed in the attack on the UN office in Mazar-e-Sharif on Friday, April 1. "I will underline that although we are in deep sorrow, we will continue our ...

UN honours Norwegian police in Liberia

The UN special envoy to Liberia commended Norwegian police participating in the UN Mission to Liberia. Photo: UNMIL

The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Ellen Margrethe Løy this week commended the Norwegian Police Contingent in Liberia for its contribution to the peace process. The UN Envoy also urged other police contributing countries to emulate Norway on gender balance. Ms. Løy spoke during a ceremony in the capital Monrovia to honour the Norwegian ...

Annual report of the UN emergency fund

Internally displaced people in the Darfur region of Sudan. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

30/07/2010 // Last year, the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported 466 projects in 51 countries. Norway contributed with about USD 43 million, or 11% of the total, according to CERF’s annual report that has just been published. In all, a total of USD 400 million from the emergency fund ...

Towards an Arms Trade Treaty

Photo: UN Photo/P Sudhakaran

23/07/2010 // Today the first preparatory talks on negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded at the United Nations in New York. Norway is working for an agreement that can prevent violations of international humanitarian law and human rights by requiring states to have stringent rules for the trading in ...

UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change

13/07/2010 // The Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, co-chaired the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing 12-13 July 2010, alongside the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr. Meles Zenawi. The Advisory Group is expected to work on several proposals on how to reach the ...

Norway endorses strong criticism of Iran in the Human Rights Council

DEP_symbol  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In the UN Human Rights Council today, Norway criticized the human rights situation in Iran on behalf of more than 50 countries. The joint statement was timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the controversial presidential election in Iran. “This sends a clear and unequivocal message to the Iranian authorities that the human rights situation ...

Haiti quake a humanitarian disaster – Norway to contribute

“The earth quake in Haiti is a humanitarian disaster striking a people living in poverty. Locals have made major life-saving efforts, but it is now decisive that we see a broad and coordinated international relief operation. Norway will contribute NOK 40 million to imminent relief efforts”, says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Experience from Pakistan demonstrates the ...