Ambassador Norheim and trainer Jose Manuel Gomez in front of one of the artwork made by the children. 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy Tehran.Ambassador Norheim and trainer Jose Manuel Gomez in front of one of the artwork made by the children. Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy Tehran

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has opened an exhibition in Tehran showcasing art works by Afghan children residing in Rafsanjan Settlement, Kerman Province, Iran. The NRC is a humanitarian organization which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to people who have been forced to flee their homes. Over 30 years of recurrent conflict in Afghanistan has produced one of the...

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Foreign Minister Borge Brende and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide met Mali's Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop. 
Photo: Utenriksdepartementet / Astrid Sehl.

‘The establishment of a Norwegian embassy in Bamako will strengthen our bilateral relations with Mali, and enable us to have a closer dialogue on the security challenges facing Mali and the wider Sahel region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Advice given to the next Secretary General in the UN by Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico and Norway. 
Photo: @NorwayMFA / Twitter.

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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Relief aid distributed in Syria, picture from a previous occasion. 
Photo: The international Committee of the Red Cross / Flickr.

‘I am appalled and horrified that a large aid convoy has been bombed today, and that crucial emergency relief for the people of Syria will not reach those in need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Foreign Minister Borge Brende about to chair meeting of donor group to support economic development in Palestine. 
Photo: @NorwayMFA / Twitter.

’Despite the financial hardship facing the Palestinian government, I welcome all constructive steps that will contribute to strengthening the Palestinian economy. Both parties have proven that through leadership and compromise, progress is achievable,’ said Norway’s Foreign Minister, Børge Brende in the meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC).

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Meg og utenriksminister Børge Brende

«Skal du flytte til Iran?!» Moren min ser på meg med et oppgitt blikk. Hun har aldri vært noen fan av mine mine mange reiser til den islamske republikken, og hun synes godt jeg kunne ha funnet et annet land litt nærmere, og likere Norge å fascinere meg for. Derfor var hun ikke overbegeistret da jeg fortalte henne at jeg hadde fått tilbud om å bli studentpraktikant i Teheran høsten 2016. Men jeg...

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