From left: Kjetil Paulsen (ambassador), Pia Gjermundsen, Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, Liv Inger Tønjum. 
Photo: Tu An Ngo.From left: Kjetil Paulsen (ambassador), Pia Gjermundsen, Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, Liv Inger Tønjum. Photo: Tu An Ngo

Thursday 28 January, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (TNCC) in collaboration with the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian Embassy hosted the annual Seafood under the Stars in the intimate garden of Ambassador Kjetil Paulsen’s residence. This year, a record-breaking 260 distinguished guests were present, all with a stake in the strong, bilateral cooperation between Norway and...

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Aqeela Asifi is the 2015 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award, recognised for her indefatigable efforts to help refugee girls access education. She has changed the lives of hundreds of young refugees. 
Photo: UNHCR/Sebastian Rich.

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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H.M. King Harald V, H. M. Queen Sonja. 
Photo: Sølve Sundsbø.

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

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From left: Trond Tønjum, Kjetil Paulsen (ambassador), Sputnik, Shakorn Kanjanawatta. 
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“It is with pride and joy I congratulate the children of Baan Jing Jai with their new home and the Norwegian community in Thailand for their dedication and hard work in building this new children home”, said ambassador Kjetil Paulsen.

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  To mark the end of “16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”, the Ambassador commits to work towards gender equality. Most recently, the Ambassador participated in a discussion on regional gender-based violence issues with his fellow Nordic Ambassadors (Sweden - Staffan Herrström, Denmark - Mikael Winther and Finland - Kirsti Westphalen) and speakers from UN Women, UN Develop

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Human trafficking has long been a challenge in Thailand and other countries in South East Asia. Last week, the Royal Norwegian Embassy organised a field trip to the Samut Sakhon province to learn more about transnational human trafficking in the South East Asia region and more importantly hear stories and experiences directly from the victims.

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Ambassaden i Bangkok vil holde de årlige informasjonsmøtene ulike steder i Thailand etter følgende tidsplan:

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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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From left: Børge Brende, Erna Solberg, Ban ki-Moon and Tina Sundtoft. 
Photo: MFA.

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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Norwegian State Secretary Morten Høglund was present during the official opening of Norway’s ASEAN-Norway Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee (AN-JSCC) in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday 11 December. 'This opens new possibilities for both ASEAN and Norway,' says the Deputy Foreign Minister.

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From left: Kim Holmén, Mrs. Holmén, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Ole Jørgen Lønne, Kjetil Paulsen (ambassador). 
Photo: Office of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Personal Affairs Division.

Thailand and Norway share a very important common interest: the Arctic. Over the last 100 years, temperatures in the Arctic have been rising twice as fast as the global average. This ice-covered region is more sensitive to global warming. Therefore, the Arctic is a barometer of global climate change. Climate change in this region can foretell environmental changes that will later affect the res...

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