Photo: Truls Brekke/UNICEF.Photo: Truls Brekke/UNICEF

‘Norway is entering into a multi-year cooperation agreement with UNICEF, and will provide up to NOK 400 million for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries. This is a follow-up to the donor conference for Syria earlier this year. It will give UNICEF greater predictability in its efforts to help children and young people,’ said Minister of Foreign affairs Børge Brende.

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A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, will be launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today. ‘The aim is to increase access to education for children and young people in emergencies. This is important not only for the individuals concerned, but also for the future of the countries they are living in. Norway is providing up to NOK 100 million for the first...

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Photo: Astrid Sehl, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway will provide NOK 208 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016, twice as much as in 2015. ‘There are still urgent humanitarian needs that are not being met. Eight million Afghans need protection and emergency assistance. Every single day so far this year almost a thousand people have had to flee their homes,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is visiting Kabul...

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‘The arts are a key element of the global exchange of ideas and opinions, and it is important for Norway to make its voice heard here. This is one of the Government’s priorities, and we are therefore delighted that Norway has been chosen as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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Photo: Flying Broom Women's Film Festival.

This year's festival will be screening Anja Breien's films

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‘In the coming years, the EEA and Norway Grants will primarily be used to promote innovation and growth in Europe through cooperation between Norway and the beneficiary countries,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker.

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Photo: Kon-Tiki movie.

Watch Nordic films in Istanbul this June.

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Norway is this year's focus country in Eskişehir International Poetry Festival

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Photo: Hasret Kazbek.

Norsk film under Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival

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Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe.

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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The agreement was signed 27 April by Secretary General in Save the Children, Tove R. Wang, and Assistant Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ingunn Vatne.

Norway is continuing to step up its effort to promote education for children in areas affected by crisis and conflict

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