Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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The Embassy is happy to welcome Minna Crozier in the newly established position of senior commercial adviser! Minna’s main task is to assist Norwegian businesses looking for opportunities in the UAE, and also in Qatar and Kuwait. Her office is at the Norwegian Consulate in Dubai.

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Close to 12 million people have fled their homes because of the war in Syria, and the UN and its partners urgently need funding for their efforts in the coming years. ‘We must make sure that the UN is able to support the millions of people who have been forced to flee because of the war in Syria. That is why Norway is taking the lead and making a significant contribution to the UN Refugee Agenc...

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The Embassy visited the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) on 21. March.

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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK...

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Photo: UN Photo/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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“Without a political process to resolve the conflict, strengthening Palestine’s economic sustainability is the most efficient way of defending the two-state solution,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. But this cannot substitute the efforts to resolve the conflict through a political process.

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‘I condemn today’s terrorist attacks in Brussels in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathy are with those who have been hit by the attacks and their families. We stand together with Belgium and the Belgian people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Do you know an exceptional person who has gone beyond the call of duty and shown outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause? We are asking for your help to identify inspiring and committed candidates. The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016.  Across the globe our colleagues in the international community encounter countless heroes who work tirelessly to support, prot

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