‘The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have therefore proposed an increase in humanitarian support for the Syria crisis of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The fundamental aim of Norway's gender equality efforts is to increase the opportunities available to women and girls, promote their right to self-determination, and further their empowerment. Norway has a long tradition of working for women's rights and gender equality, and in September 2016, the Government launched a new action plan for this work: Freedom, empowerment and opportunities The...

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Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand and Norway met Secretary-General-Designate Mr. António Guterres and his transition team in New York, 3 November.

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In order to provide better and more convenient service for all visa applicants the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh has authorized VFS Global to run Norwegian Visa Application Centres in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar. The Visa Application Centres opened on October 16th 2016. MediaUnit . .   Rolf Willy Hansen, Norway’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, officially inaugurated the Norway Visa Applicat

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‘The Government’s proposed aid budget for 2017 amounts to 1 % of Norway’s GNI and sets out a historic level of funding in many areas. The present Government has doubled support for education, increased humanitarian aid by 50 %, and increased funding for global health by NOK 600 million. We are also continuing our targeted efforts in the areas of business development, job creation, climate chang...

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The tournament is played in Oslo from July 30th to August 5th 2017. Norway Cup has attracted 1.033.300 participants from 1972 to 2016, making Norway Cup the world’s largest football tournament.

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‘Six million children in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Norway is again increasing its education efforts for children and youth, as well as support to pregnant and other women affected by the conflict,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic – 80 % of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is growing steadily worse,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.

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‘The refugee crisis and large-scale humanitarian crises arising from conflicts, wars and terrorism have meant that we have had to increase our focus on fragile states and regions. Conflicts, wars and terrorism have catastrophic consequences for those who are directly affected. They also create challenges for us and threaten our security,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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This is a unique, symbolic gesture unlike anything we have seen before. A whole Norwegian mountain illuminated in order to shed light to one of the most important goals of our time, the #globalgoals. This is magic!

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