Children residing at a United Nations transit site in Juba at play. 
Photo: UN Photo/Isaac Billy.Children residing at a United Nations transit site in Juba at play. Photo: UN Photo/Isaac Billy

‘Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway’s humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million. South Sudan and Yemen are two of the mostn underfunded humanitarian crises in the world today,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Force Commander Major General Kristin Lund speaks to UNFICYP troops. 
Photo: UNFICYP/Juraj Hladky.

Major General Kristin Lund of Norway ended her command of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus this week.

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On 5 August 2016 in Aleppo city in the Syrian Arab Republic, displaced families from Reyadeh and 1070 neighbourhoods take shelter at the Teshreen Kindergarten in western Aleppo city, which has just opened its doors to accept displaced families after the latest wave of attacks. . 
Photo: Unicef.

'Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations' appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The 2030 Agenda: A roadmap for national action and global partnership.

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Erik Solheim is Norway's former Minister for the Environment and International Development, and former Chair of OECD's Development Assistance Committee. 
Photo: Norad/Ken Opprann.

Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment.

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"Norway will increase the support to Iraq to a total of NOK 325 million (appx USD 38,5 million)," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende at the Pledging Conference in support of Iraq in Washington DC.

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Statement delivered by Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg, July 19 2016.

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Joint statement by the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Delivered Norway's Ambassador and Permanent Representative Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, 19 July 2016.

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Halvor Sætre at the High-level Thematic Debate on Human Rights at the Centre of the Global Agenda, 13 July 2016.

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Halvor Sætre in the open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, 12 July 2016.

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Statement by Mr. Thomas Dahl, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Reports of the Secretary-General, 30 June 2016.

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Statement Humanitarian Affairs Segment at ECOSOC by H.E. Ms. May-Elin Stener, 27 June 2016.

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Statement on Annual Report of the Executive Director by Mr. Geir O. Pedersen at the Annual Session 2016, 27 June 2016.

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Joint statement by Monica Svenskerud from Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session, 15 June 2016.

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Joint statement by Monica Svenskerud from Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America to the UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session, 15 June 2016.

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