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Minister of Foreign Affairs to meet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay during her visit to Norway

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay

Norway is one of the largest contributors to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The visit reflects the high priority Norway gives to the High Commissioner’s efforts to promote human rights all over the world. Human rights efforts in the Middle East and North Africa will be among the main topics ...

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 ...

New strategic plan on women, peace and security

On January 20, the Government launched a new plan for efforts in the area of women, peace and security. The purpose of the plan is to promote women’s participation and enhance the protection of women in conflict-affected countries. UN Security Council resolution 1325 was adopted in 2000. It urges Member States ...

Norway announces contribution to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund for 2011

Haiti received aid from the UNs Central Emergency Response Fund in the immediate aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Espen Rikter Svendsen

At a High-Level Conference in New York on Monday, Norway announced its contribution of NOK 325 million (USD 53 million) to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2011. “We are pleased that Norway is in a position to be able to make a significant contribution to helping those ...

Norway increases funding to protect Sudanese population

Norway is increasing its funding to Sudan in response to the UN’s new appeal by NOK 30 million. This money will be used to purchase emergency relief supplies. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre commented, “Sudan is one of Norway’s highest priorities and the next year will be decisive.” The January ...

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 ...