Tagged: Erik Solheim

Education for all becoming harder to achieve

Millions of children could miss the opportunity to go to school as a result of the financial crisis. The United Nations sounds the alarm in a new report on education. Lower economic growth and...

Changes among the state secretaries

The Office of the Prime Minister has as Jan. 13 appointed Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen, state secretary, as acting state secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister for the duration of Ms. Rita...

Solheim welcomes agreement on referendum in Sudan

“It is now important that the parties to the conflict in Sudan do their utmost to resolve the remaining problems and ensure implementation of all parts of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement,” said Minister of...

Norway boosts funding for UN gender funds

Norway will provide NOK 40 million (USD 7 million) to UN efforts to combat female genital mutilation and violence against women in developing countries. At the same time, Norway will contribute NOK 20 million...

Guyana and Norway to protect tropical forests

President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana and Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim signed a Memorandum of Understanding declaring the two countries’ determination to work together to provide the world with...

EEA and Norway Grants help protect the environment

The EEA and Norway Grants are making a difference and contributing to a better environment in the beneficiary states, reports  the Ministry of the Environment. About one quarter of the funding provided by Norway for the...