Syrian and Lebanese children learn side by side. 
Photo: DFID/www.flicr.com.Syrian and Lebanese children learn side by side. Photo: DFID/www.flicr.com

‘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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Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 
Photo: Thomas Haugersveen/ Statsministerens kontor.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy and the NABS 2016 Team are happy to announce that Prime Minister Erna Solberg's attendance at this year's Summit has been confirmed.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, The Norwegian Court.

This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne.

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Norway exported seafood worth NOK 74.5 billion in 2015. This is 8 per cent, or NOK 5.8 billion, more than the record year of 2014.

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Norway will be providing NOK 380 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2016. This will be announced at a donor conference in the UN on 17 December, when the Fund celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Please note that the Embassy will be closed Monday 8th February and Tuesday 9th February.

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‘The World Health Organization needs NOK 23 million in immediate contributions for its efforts to fight the Zika virus. When I met Director-General Chan yesterday, I promised that Norway will quickly provide NOK 10 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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More than 1500 international delegates are set to attend the 10-year-anniversary of Arctic Frontiers in 2016. The conference takes place on 24-29 January and is the longest-running major conference on Arctic issues. The jubilee themes are Industry and Environment – a return to the topics of the very first conference.

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Happy birthday, Singapore! Inspired by SG50 we have looked into our own history in Singapore.

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Nansen Refugee Award. 
Photo: UNHCR/Mark Henley.

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.

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Photo: National Crime Prevention Council.

Singapores straffelovgivning er generelt strengere enn i Norge, både med tanke på strafferammer og hva slags forhold som kan gi grunnlag for straff.

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