Colombias president Juan Manuel Santos is this years Nobel Peace Prize laurate for his efforts of bringing peace to the country. 
Photo: Kristin Enstad, UD.Colombias president Juan Manuel Santos is this years Nobel Peace Prize laurate for his efforts of bringing peace to the country. Photo: Kristin Enstad, UD

‘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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A Syrian family prepares for winter 2013 inside a temporary shelter. Over 6.5 million Syrians have fled their homes as a result of the ongoing violence in Syria. 36% of the 6.5 million Syrians have fled into neighboring Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Africa. . 
Photo: UNDP Syria (2013).

‘The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have therefore proposed an increase in humanitarian support for the Syria crisis of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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A view of the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at M'poko Airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. 
Photo: UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina.

‘The population of the Central African Republic is suffering because of the armed conflict, attacks on civilians and the grave humanitarian situation. The UN and the various aid organisations have only received around 30 % of the funding they need for the humanitarian relief effort, and Norway is therefore providing an additional NOK 47 million in aid funds,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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Photo: Foto: A. Sehl, UD.

The Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC-EP announced this evening in Havana that they have reached a new peace accord.

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LAST YEAR: Many people came to visit the Norwegian Pavilion at Adipec last year. Here H.E Ambassador Jens Eikaas (in the middle) is greeting people together with Nasrollhah Gharesifard, country manager of INTSOK. . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

ADIPEC, the annual Petroleum Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, has more than 95.000 visitors and a big Norwegian presence. It is a key event for Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

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Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.

Norway and Slovakia have signed new MoUs on the EEA and Norway Grants. In the years ahead, important areas of cooperation will be business and innovation and climate change. Funding will also be used to develop cross-border cooperation between Slovakia and Ukraine.

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‘Six million children in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Norway is again increasing its education efforts for children and youth, as well as support to pregnant and other women affected by the conflict,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Lots of activity, innovative technologies, delicious waffles and good discussions are key words for the Norwegian participants at Adipec.

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Photo: Guri Solberg, UD.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is seriously concerned about the situation in Turkey, and decided on Friday to call in Turkey’s Ambassador to Norway.

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