Tagged: Marit Fosse

Digitizing foreign aid

An interview with Norway’s Minister of International Development Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland Norwegian Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup belongs to one of the traditional shipping families in Norway. He is young and retains...

Nansen Award 2016

Efi Latsoudi and the Hellenic Rescue Team win for their work with refugees in Greece Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi announced earlier this month the winner of...

Norway ratifies forced labor convention

Protocol adds provisions on prevention, protection, and access to justice Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland On November 18 Norway ratified the Protocol to the Forced Labor Convention, being the second country to do so. The...

UN details threats to Nordic Sámi

Mineral extraction and renewable energy could affect land rights, autonomy Marit Fosse & Michael Sandelson The Foreigner United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz expresses concern about their land...

Exploring Nansen’s humanitarianism

Uncover the multifaceted life of Fridtjof Nansen in Nansen: Explorer and Humanitarian Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly Not only an explorer and scientist but also a diplomat and humanitarian, Fridtjof Nansen was an extraordinary...

Women in business

Norway has highest global proportion of women in top business positions, ILO reports Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland The last 20 years have seen a surge in the number of women employed in senior and...

Ukraine feels support of the international community

Liudmyla Denisova, Minister of social policy, talks about policy changes and the challenges facing Ukraine Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland Since its independence in 1991, Ukraine has been slowly but confidently striding toward the European...

Complexities of sovereign debt

Interview with Pål Børresen, Senior Sovereign Debt Expert in the Division of Globalization and Development Strategies for UNCTAD By Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland In an office high up on the 10th floor of the...

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...

Stay and deliver

Interview with Jan Egeland, Executive Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) Marit Fosse Norwegian American Weekly We recently sat down for an interview with Jan Egeland, former U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator and...