‘I am pleased that representatives of the Philippine Government and the communist movement NDFP are now meeting for a new round of talks. Despite challenges along the way, the parties have shown great willingness and dedication over the last six months to work for peace, after almost 50 years of conflict. One reflection of this is that the ceasefires that were announced in August have held unti...

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StreetLight Philippines founder Erlend Johannesen received the 2016 Presidential Award for outstanding foreign individuals from Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the Malacañan Palace on 19 December 2016.

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Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand and Norway met Secretary-General-Designate Mr. António Guterres and his transition team in New York, 3 November.

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Folkehelseinstituttet har kommet med et reiseråd for Filipinene. Bakgrunnen for reiserådet er utbruddet av zikafeber/zikavirus på Filipinene. Blant annet frarådes gravide å reise til Filipinene.

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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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‘I welcome the decision to establish a marine protected area in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. This is an important milestone in the international management of the Southern Ocean and in the conservation of marine resources,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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