Norway and the Philippines // Last updated: 31.03.2014 //

“I would like to congratulate Jens Stoltenberg on his appointment as Secretary General of NATO. In Jens Stoltenberg, NATO has found a strong, unifying Secretary General. Today, Jens Stoltenberg has been given an important task that carries a great deal of responsibility. I am confident that he will carry out this task to the benefit of all NATO countries. The Government looks forward to...

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Proposed core territory of the Bangsamoro.
Norway and the Philippines // Last updated: 31.03.2014 //

On Thursday, the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed a peace agreement that brings an end to the conflict on the second largest island in the Philippines, Mindanao. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and several thousand have been internally displaced as a result of the protracted conflict.

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Photo: Astrid Sehl, MFA.
Norway and the Philippines // 09.01.2014 //

Over 14 million people were affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. “The Philippines is now in the middle of a critical process of reconstruction. Unfortunately only around 40 % of the amount sought by the UN appeal to support early recovery has been provided. It is crucial that the international community continues to support the recovery efforts, and Norway is therefore increasing its...

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Photo: April Paulite/WE ACT 1325.
Norway and the Philippines // Last updated: 05.02.2014 //

In December, WE ACT 1325 in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), arranged an 18 day long campaign to end violence against women.

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Norway and the Philippines // Last updated: 13.02.2014 //

This year scholarship funds of 1.000.000 NOK (162.000 USD) will be awarded to Ibsen projects worldwide. Apply now!

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Riksforsamlingen på Eidsvoll. . 
Photo: Painting by Oscar Wergeland.
Norway and the Philippines //

The Bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution in 2014 will raise awareness of what our Constitution means today and the role it can be expected to play in our future democracy.

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Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visiting the UN in New York. 
Photo: Amanda Voisard/UN Photo.
Norway and the Philippines // Last updated: 13.02.2014 //

“This is a challenging and important task that gives Norway an opportunity to help ensure that the UN’s new development goals are achieved,” commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norway's Foreign Minister visited President Benigno S. Aquino III in Manila, January 9th 2014.
Norway and the Philippines // Last updated: 31.01.2014 //

“It is very encouraging that the parties have now agreed to all chapters in the comprehensive peace agreement. The agreement demonstrates the parties’ commitment to achieving peace and development in Mindanao”, said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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Norway and the Philippines // Last updated: 28.11.2013 //

Sunday night 2,000 people defied the Oslo winter cold to show their sympathy for typhoon victims in the Philippines. An ensuing charity concert at the National Theatre broadcast live on NRK attracted 623,000 viewers. The event generated donations of about NOK 25 million (PHP 180 million) to the typhoon relief efforts from private contributors.

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