Soliders celebrating International Peace Day 2013 in Naquora, Lebanon. 
Photo: UNIFIL Photo/Pasqual G. Marcos.Soliders celebrating International Peace Day 2013 in Naquora, Lebanon. Photo: UNIFIL Photo/Pasqual G. Marcos

Violent conflicts are increasing in number and in complexity. Their humanitarian consequences are devastating, and a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes. ‘Preventing conflicts is infinitely preferable to repairing the damage they cause once they begin. It is also cheaper. Norway will now increase its support to the UN Peacebuilding Fund by NOK 115 million over a period ...

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World leaders are meeting in New York for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, which will open with a week of high-level meetings beginning on 19 September. ‘The UN General Assembly is a unique arena. I look forward to promoting international cooperation and Norway’s interests at the world’s largest meeting place,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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An infant and her mother, in Niamey. 
Photo: UNICEF/Nyani Quarmyne.

'Since 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved more than 20 million lives. Norway has been a key supporter of the Global Fund from the outset. We are now increasing Norway's contribution, and will provide NOK 2 billion in support for the period 2017-2019,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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'I would like to congratulate both parties on reaching agreement on the collection of electricity payments. This is the most extensive agreement between Israeli and Palestinian authorities for a very long time. Both parties have shown a willingness and ability to make compromises and have shown leadership in a difficult situation,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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'Gender equality and women's rights are key to promoting development. A new era requires new answers, and we are now modernising our approach to these issues. I am therefore pleased to present a new ambitious Action Plan for Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norway condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today. ‘The DPRK has once again defied a united international community by carrying out a fifth nuclear test,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, United Nations, New York, 22 September 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees at the Seventy-first Session of the General Assembly, 20 September 2016.

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Opening statement by Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, 20 September 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug on Roundtable 4: Global compact for responsibility-sharing for refugees; respect for international Law at the High-level meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at the Seventy-first Session of the General Assembly, 19 September 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Roundtable 3 at the High-level meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at the Seventy-first Session of the General Assembly, 19 September 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg on High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at the Seventy-first Session of the General Assembly, 19 September 2016.

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Statement given by Ms. Monica Svenskerud from Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway at the UNICEF Executive Board Second Regular Session 2016, 15 September 2016.

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Joint statement by Norway's Deputy Permanent Representative May-Elin Stener, on behalf of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and Norway to the Second Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, 14 September 2016.

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If you are looking for more news on the work of Norway's Mission to the UN, take a look at the Big Issues.

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