Photo: Soliders celebrating International Peace Day 2013 in Naquora, Lebanon. Credit: UNIFIL Photo/Pasqual G. Marcos.Photo: Soliders celebrating International Peace Day 2013 in Naquora, Lebanon. Credit: 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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Norwegian national Mr. Kjartan Sekkingstad left the Philippines on Thursday, 23 September 2016. The Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Erik Førner informs that Mr. Sekkingstad has recovered well during the past few days. 'Mr. Sekkingstad has undergone medical examinations and has been well taken care of both in Manila and Davao. He has also been properly debriefed by relevant authorities in order to...

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The Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad has been freed. Mr. Sekkingstad was abducted from Samal Island on 21 September 2015.

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The 71st session of the UN General Assembly opened on 19 September. Members of Norway’s delegation, which is headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, participated in a large number of bilateral and multilateral meetings during the high-level week.

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Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

'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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For the first time in its 19-year history, Cine Europa will screen two award-winning Norwegian films. Kon-Tiki and the Liverpool Goalie return to Philippine cinema after their successful premiere in Cine Internationale last year.

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