Tagged: Erik Solheim

Leif Hovelsen: a truly good person

In the early hours of Sept. 18, Leif Hovelsen died peacefully in his sleep. But the story of his life will live on. Some of the highlights of this Norwegian war hero follow here....

Solheim wants Lysbakken as new SV leader

Erik Solheim said two years ago that party colleague Audun Lysbakken should get ready to be the new leader of the SV. Now he hopes the leader-issue will be resolved quickly. “Audun is by...

Serious concern about situation in the Horn of Africa

Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim has visited one of Kenya’s many refugee camps for victims of the food crisis. He is seriously concerned about the situation in the Horn...

South Sudan gains its independence

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim represented Norway today at the ceremony marking South Sudan’s independence. 09.07.2011 The peace agreement signed in 2005 ended...

Erik Solheim on education in Sudan

On July 4 in Geneva, the Economic and Social Council opened its 2011 substantive session, which will run from 4 to 29 July at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The Council began with...

Norway signs Nagoya Protocol on biodiversity

Norway has signed the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the most important global environmental agreement since the turn of the millennium. “I am very pleased that the international community has succeeded...

On the Edge: Latin America’s Decade?

“On the Edge” is the new opinion column in the Norwegian American Weekly. These are opinion pieces written by invited contributors who make some comments on the current issues that define modern Norway. Written...

NOK 1 billion to UNICEF

Norway gives NOK 1 billion to UNICEF’s work on education and girls’ rights. Today, Norway signs a new two-year agreement with UNICEF. The Norwegian funding will be used to ensure that children are able...