Norway to provide an additional NOK 2.38 million to support the work of UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. 
Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré / United Nations.Norway to provide an additional NOK 2.38 million to support the work of UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré / United Nations

‘Norway will continue to support the UN Special Envoy for Syria with an additional NOK 2.38 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Read more
Knut Ødegård will attend the ITEF Literature Festival in Istanbul this week. 
Photo: Marte Garmann / Dagbladet.

4 – 8 May the Norwegian writers Hilde Hagerup, Bjørn Sortland and Knut Ødegård will be attending the ITEF Literature Festival in Istanbul.

Read more
Norway to contribute with NOK 30 million to emergency relief efforts in Nepal. 
Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.

‘The international community needs to take immediate action. Norway has already announced that we will contribute NOK 30 million to the emergency relief effort,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Read more
Norway is providing NOK 50 million for measures to help refugees and migrants in transit countries in Africa. 
Photo: Mathias Rongved / Utenriksdepartementet.

‘We are facing an unprecedented situation in the Mediterranean region, where a growing number of refugees trying to reach Europe are losing their lives in the attempt. There have been further tragedies in the last few days. Several boats have capsized, and hundreds of people have drowned. Norway is providing NOK 50 million for measures to help refugees and migrants in transit countries in Afric...

Read more
Jan Garbarek is performing in Istanbul on Sunday 26 April. 
Photo: Barabbovich / Flickr.

The world famous Jazz legend Jan Garbarek will be holding a concert in Istanbul on Sunday 26 April, alongside renowned percussionist Trilok Gurtu.

Read more
Dybwikdans to perform their interactive installation

The 11th International “Little Ladies Little Gentlemen” Children’s Theatre Festival is taking place in Ankara between 24 and 29 April. Here, the Norwegian theatre group Dybwikdans will perform their interactive installation “The Toddlers’ Room”.

Read more
Oslo to host global summit on education for development. 
Photo: Julie Normann Eikaas.

Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6–7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the summit. Among those invited are heads of government and ministers from 40 countries, heads of international organisations a...

Read more
3 500 children are still living in the camp in Yarmouk, Syria. 
Photo: UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad.

‘The situation for thousands of Palestinians and Syrians in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria is critical. Norway has provided NOK 10 million to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Syria, in the hope that the organisation will gain access to the people in Yarmouk, who are in dire need of assistance,’ said Minister of...

Read more
Out of Nature is screening in Istanbul April 14. . 
Photo: Still frame from the movie//Mot naturen.

Norwegian director Ole Giæver’s movie Out of Nature (Mot Naturen) is among the selection of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival programme this year. The movie was awarded as the Best European Film of the Berlin Film Festival 2015.

Read more
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait, 31 March. 
Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.

«It is unacceptable that we have not reached a political solution in Syria by now. We must try again. Try better. Try harder. Today, we must demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Syria», the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende stated during the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, in Kuwait 31 March. Read Brende’s full address at the conference...

Read more
Praktikantstilling i Tyrkia med søknadsfrist 10. mai

Er du interessert i å lære mer om utenrikstjenesten og være med når norsk utenrikspolitikk omsettes til praksis? Ambassaden i Ankara søker to studentpraktikanter for høstsemesteret, med søknadsfrist 10. mai.

Les mer
Norway is increasing its funding for OHCHR human rights work. 
Photo: A.Versto / UD.

Norway is providing NOK 90 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is an increase of NOK 10 million compared with last year. ‘Strengthening the UN’s human rights work is vital, particularly at a time when these rights are under increasing pressure globally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Read more