'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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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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Photo: Chistopher Michel.

‘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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Photo: CDC/James Gathany .

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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The new center of the Norwegian NGO Bridge Builder was inaugurated in its new location in Parañaque City, Manila, on 21 October 2016.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende played host when ministers from 25 countries and the Director-General of the WTO gathered in Oslo for informal talks on Friday and Saturday. International trade, preparations for the WTO's next ministerial conference in Argentina in December 2017 and the continuing work in the organization were among the topics discussed.

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