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Thai actress and superstar Khun Kimberly also attended the event. Here she is with Ambassador Paulsen, making sushi. 
Photo: Sushi Den.

On Wednesday 21 February, the Ambassador attended Sushi Den’s 5th anniversary in Thailand to promote the food chain’s new Norwegian salmon menu. Read more

On Friday 17 February, the Ambassador met with the newly appointed Executive Director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Mr. Hans Guttman. They discussed the future of ADPC and Norway’s continued involvement with the organization. Read more

On Friday 10 February, the Ambassador attended the diploma ceremony for FK Norway’s course participants and partners. They are all a part of the FK Norway exchange program that seeks to share knowledge and experiences, expand perspectives and change attitudes. Read more

Yesterday, on Thursday 26 January, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian Embassy, hosted the annual Seafood under the Stars in the beautiful garden of Ambassador Kjetil Paulsen’s residence. This year, 200 distinguished guests were present, all with a stake in the strong, bilateral cooperation between Norway and Thailand. Read more

COMMIT country representatives, UN-ACT and donor representatives. Mr. Holmelid from the Norwegian Embassy (Second from the right). 
Photo: Julianne Borgen.

The Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT) is a process led by the Governments in the six countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. On 24 November, the COMMIT Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) 11 was conducted in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The COMMIT countries work together to combat human trafficking. The United... Read more

Photo: Julianne Borgen.

On Tuesday 22 November 2016, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) hosted a seminar titled ‘Application of Drone Technology for Landslide Risk Management’ at Swissôtel Nai Lert in Bangkok. The session was a part of the Regional Meeting under the Asian Program for Regional Capacity Enhancement for Landslide Impact Mitigation. The conference aimed to bring together technical experts and... Read more

Today, on 21 October, Fredskorpset (FK Norway) conducted a training seminar at Ibis Hotel Riverside in Bangkok. FK Norway conducts trainings for FK participants and partner representatives several times a year, and between 16-21 October more than 60 participants attended the training seminar in Bangkok. Read more

Photo: Julianne Borgen.

Today, on 13 October, the Ambassador participated in the celebration and the certification ceremony of Phyathai 1 Hospital as a ‘Comprehensive Stroke Center’. Read more

Ambassador Paulsen and Mr. What Tingsamitr, chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand. 
Photo: Julianne Borgen.

On 12 October, The Ambassador met with Mr. What Tingsamitr, chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, to discuss issues of mutual concern. Read more

On Tuesday 11 October, Norwegian salmon was promoted at the ambassador’s residence in Bangkok. The event was hosted by the Ambassador in collaboration with the Innovation Norway, The Norwegian Seafood Council and the Thai supermarket chain TESCO-Lotus. Read more

Photo: Julianne Borgen.

The Norwegian ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, Kjetil Paulsen, visited Phnom Penh last week to discuss and learn more about the current situation in Cambodia. Read more

Photo: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

Today, on Tuesday 20 September 2016, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) hosted a conference titled ‘Power, vulnerability and agency in disaster risk reduction: A knowledge-exchange for sustainable development in Asia’ at Swissôtel Nai Lert in Bangkok. Read more

Photo: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Det kongelige hoff.

This speech given by His Majesty The King has gone viral. The speech was given at the garden party hosted by Their Majesties The King and Queen at the Palace Park on 1 September 2016. Here you can read the full speech, translated from Norwegian. Read more

On Thursdag 18 August 2016 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand hosted a seminar titled ‘Turning the tide: Partnership for sustainable and ethical Thai fisheries’. The seminar aimed to bring together Thai and international experts to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences that can inspire Thailand to build a sustainable and ethical fishing industry. Read more

Photo: Julianne Borgen.

Yesterday, The Norwegian Ambassador, Kjetil Paulsen, attended the Asian Law Students’ Association’s annual forum at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. This year’s forum is named “Law and society”, and is being held in Bangkok between August 1 and August 7. The Ambassador was invited to give an introduction to the Norwegian judiciary and the Norwegian correctional system. He ended his... Read more

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 
Photo: Norway-Asia Business Summit.

The annual Norway-Asia Business Summit was concluded in Singapore last week, with the participation of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. Read more

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. Read more

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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. Read more

Photo: MFA.

‘2015 has been a dramatic year. Now, as the year draws to a close, we want the remainder of our humanitarian funding to be used in some of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises, including the refugee crisis in Syria and the neighbouring countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

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. Read more