His Royal Heighness Crown Prince Haakon Magnus in conversation with rice farmes in Kazungula, Zambia, on one of his trips with UNDP. 
Photo: UNDP.His Royal Heighness Crown Prince Haakon Magnus in conversation with rice farmes in Kazungula, Zambia, on one of his trips with UNDP. Photo: UNDP

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon is visiting New York 5 to 7 December 2016. He will attend the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Photo: James Petts/Flickr.

'Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world's fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime.

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People fleeing after conflicts in Central African Republic in 2013. 
Photo: UNHCR/B. Heger.

‘The population of the Central African Republic is suffering because of the armed conflict, attacks on civilians and the grave humanitarian situation. The UN and the various aid organisations have only received around 30 % of the funding they need for the humanitarian relief effort, and Norway is therefore providing an additional NOK 47 million in aid funds,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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'It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is vital that all those who want to see an end to the long conflict actively support the agreement,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norwegian police officers ready for assignment in Colombia. From the left: Synnøve Stette, Hanne Andersen and Tordis Ibanez. 
Photo: Politiets digitale bildearkiv.

Norway contributes three police women to the UN observer mission in Colombia.

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Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende have five recommendations intended for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, together with colleagues from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico and New Zealand.

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Statement given by Norway's Counsellor Mr. Andreas M. Kravik to the General Assembly on Item 73: Oceans and the law of the sea, including an introduction of draft resolution A/71/L.24, 7 December 2016.

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Welcoming remarks given by Norway's Crown Prince Haakon to the seminar "Reaching the Furthest Behind First: Implementing the 2030 Agenda" arranged by International Peace Institute, UN Deveopment Programme and the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Norway and Somalia.

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Speech given by His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at the Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting, New York, 6 December 2016.

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Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. May-Elin Stener, on the Question of Palestine, 30 November 2016.

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Statement by Permanent Representative Mr. Geir O. Pedersen on the 2nd panel of the Every Woman Every Child Everywhere series about Urban Humanitarian Crises, Providing quality, accessible health care to women, children and adolescents, 29 November 2016.

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Joint statement delivered by Norway's Ambassador and Permanent Representative Geir O. Pedersen on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to the Security Council Open debate on Peace operations facing asymmetrical threats, 7 November 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. May-Elin Stener to the General Assembly on Pledging Conference for Development Activities, 7 November 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. May-Elin Stener to the General Assembly on the Report of the Human Rights Council, 4 November 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Ambassador and Permanent Representative Mr. Geir O. Pedersen to the Fourth Committee on Agenda item 49: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, 3 November 2016.

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Statement given by Mr. Øyvind Hernes, Deputy Director at Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to the Sixth Committee on Agenda item 78: Report of the International Law Commission (Chapters X, XI and XII), 1 November 2016.

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