Tagged: United Nations

Norway asks the UN to release frozen Libyan funds

Norway sent an application to the UN Sanctions Committee on Libya yesterday asking for Libyan funds that have been frozen in Norway since March this year to be released. “There are grave humanitarian needs...

Nansen honoured on World Refugee Day in New York

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Norwegian polar explorer, scientist and humanitarian, Fridtjof Nansen, was honored in New York with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as guest of honour and the...

Efforts for women produce results

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Special Adviser Tore Godal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been included on a list of the 100 most inspiring people with regard to UN Millennium Development...

New strategic plan on women, peace and security

On January 20, the Government launched a new plan for efforts in the area of women, peace and security. The purpose of the plan is to promote women’s participation and enhance the protection of...

Norway welcomes agreement in Cancun

“I am pleased that a final agreement has been adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Mexico. This in an important step forward in the fight against climate change,” said Prime Minister Jens...

UN honours Norwegian police in Liberia

The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Ellen Margrethe Løy this week commended the Norwegian Police Contingent in Liberia for its contribution to the peace process. The UN Envoy also urged other police...