Tagged: NGO

Norway allocates NOK 20 million to Asia

Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim has pledged 20 NOK million in emergency relief to Indonesia and the Philippines. These densely populated countries have been struck by two major natural disasters...

Norwegian human rights prize given to Azerbajiani journalist

The Rafto Prize 2009 has been awarded to Azerbaijani journalist and human rights defender Malahat Nasibova from Naxçivan in Azerbaijan, for her courageous and unwavering struggle for a free and independent press. The Committee writes: Risking...

SINTEF signs agreement in South Africa

SINTEF has signed a memorandum of understanding with Stellenbosch University, which is recognised as one of the four best research-driven universities in South Africa. The two partners to the agreement have already joined forces...

Norway will increase aid to Zimbabwe

  Norway will increase its aid to Zimbabwe with NOK 42 million to a total of NOK 200 million this year, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Oslo today. The...

Mediators Reflect on Today’s Peacemaking in Oslo

  Some of the world’s most experienced mediators, high-level decision makers and key peace process actors will meet in Oslo, Norway, from 16-18 June 2009, to share their experiences of peacemaking and reflect on...

Political ads on television rejected in Norway

Stortinget – the parliament – has with a strong majority vote (61-34) upheld the ban on political ads on television in Norway.  Politicians fear that polical ads on television will not benefit parties with...

Norway increases aid to Zimbabwe

Norway is increasing its aid to Zimbabwe by NOK 58 million. The money will be used to help the people of Zimbabwe and support the new Government of National Unity. Due to the years...

Norway’s involvement in the Western Balkans

Since 1991 Norway’s total project assistance to the Western Balkans  has reached more than NOK 10 billion. (approximately € 1,2 billion.). For 2009 the allocation is NOK 575 million. The assistance primarily targets key...