Espen Barth Eide and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon in New York 2012. 
Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.Espen Barth Eide and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon in New York 2012. Photo: Utenriksdepartementet

Former Foreign Minister of Norway, Espen Barth Eide, has been appointed as Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Cyprus.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara would like to inform the public that the visa section at the Embassy will be closed in the week Monday 25 August to Friday 29 August.

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Photo: UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan.

'The Governments of Egypt and Norway, supported by President Mahmoud Abbas, have decided to co-host a conference on Palestine with a focus on the reconstruction of Gaza,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

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Major General Kristin Lund during change of command at UNFICYP's headquarter. 
Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvarets mediesenter.

This week, the Norwegian Major General Kristin Lund took command of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). By this she became the first female Force Commander ever in the UN.

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Photo: ONS/Kallen.

From August 25. to 28., Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) hosts one of the most recognized events in the field of offshore oil and gas exploration. The event involves a conference, an exhibition and a festival, gathering the global energy industry for four days in the oil city of Stavanger, Norway. For ONS’s 40th anniversary the main theme this year is “Changes”.

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Photo: UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade.

‘The situation in Iraq has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks. There are now more than 1.4 million internally displaced people in the country, and the humanitarian situation is extremely difficult. The Norwegian Government is therefore allocating a further NOK 50 million to help those who have been affected by the conflict in Iraq,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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From the 25th of September 2014, all applicants will have to book an appointment and come personally to the Embassy, to submit their application and give fingerprints.

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Photo: Mark Garten .

‘Education is key to reducing poverty. The Norwegian Government therefore intends to double its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict. It is particularly important for us to ensure that more girls have access to education,’ says Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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