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An MP's look inside the UN

“Among the great cities of the world, New York must be the one of the greatest. As host to the United Nations headquarters, close to two hundred nations make their mark on the city....

Norway at COP15: policies on climate change

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP15) takes place in Copenhagen 7 – 18 December, 2009. The following is a summary of Norway’s positions on climate change going into the high-level conference. A...

UN envoy Eide strongly criticized

Afghanistan has strongly criticised senior UN official Kai Eide, a Norwegian diplomat, for asking Aghanistan to clamp down on corruption, accusing him of disrespecting the country’s sovereignty, reports Norway Post Eide, UN’s special envoy to Afghanistan, was among those...

Norway supports making Legal Empowerment of the Poor

Norway supports making Legal Empowerment of the Poor an integral part of the fight against poverty. A General Assembly resolution will reinforce the efforts of UN Member States to give poor people the legal...

Norway to fund UN project for women’s role in Panchayats

The Norwegian government Wednesday signed an agreement to grant the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) $9 million for strengthening participation of women in local governance in India. The partnership agreement was signed...

Norway welcomes new ATT negotiations

Norway will support a resolution in the UN General Assembly’s first committee calling for the immediate start of negotiations on a new international arms trade treaty. “An effective, robust framework that regulates the conventional...

Kai Eide: Abdullah’s withdrawal regrettable

The United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan, Kai Eide, on Nov. 1 lamented the decision by Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah to withdraw from the runoff election, reports Monster and Critics “It is regrettable...