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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

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‘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

  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 Read more

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‘I am pleased we have succeeded in gaining broad support for the UN resolution on the protection of human rights defenders. It is vital that human rights defenders are able to carry out their work safely and without risk of reprisals if we are to build sustainable, open and democratic societies,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

The Embassy's opening time on the 28th, 29th and 30th December is 10.00 - 16.00. The Embassy is closed on the following days: Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve) Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) Thursday 31st December (New Year's Eve) Friday 1st January (New Year's Day) Read more

October 24th marks 70 years since the establishment of the United Nations. Norway firmly believes that “Strong UN. Better World” is more than a slogan. Read more

'Human rights are under pressure in many places in the world. At the same time, companies that integrate respect for human rights, anti-corruption measures and environmental considerations into their operations are more profitable in the long run. I am therefore pleased to launch a national action plan on business and human rights,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

From today's signing ceremony of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: Einar Rystad.

'The signing of a national ceasefire agreement in Myanmar today is an important first step towards lasting peace. Norway is ready to support all the parties in the further process,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

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The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok in collaboration with The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) will screen the Norwegian film 'Kon-Tiki' (2012) on Monday 28th September at 19.00. Award winning Norwegian beer 'Nøgne Ø' will be served with Norwegian snack. We welcome all Norwegians and Thais. The price for non-members are 150 THB. Address to FCCT: The Foreign Correspondents' Club of... Read more

Yaya Urassaya Sperbund, Mr. Kjetil Paulsen and his wife Mrs. Pia Gjermundsen

On May 17th the Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Kjetil Paulsen, opened up his residence for a celebration of the Norwegian national day with Norwegian hot dogs (“pølse i brød/lompe”), salmon, waffles and ice cream. An orchestra played for the 200 people in attendance, and the children played traditional games. Thai-Norwegian celebrity Yaya Urassaya Sperbund also joined in on the... Read more

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. "World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s... Read more

Norway shares a common set of values with the EU and its member states, and we are working together to find joint solutions to common challenges. Read more

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today signed a strategic partnership agreement. ‘This is a historic step for Norway’s engagement in Africa,’ said Mr Brende. Read more

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights. Read more

2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai. Read more

World leaders descend on New York for high-level meetings at the United Nations from September 22-26th. During the week a great number of topics will be tackled, such as human rights, poverty reduction, climate change and gender equality, all of which are key priorities for Norway. Read more

Representanter for norsk næringsliv og virkemiddelapparat møttes i Bangkok 25.-26. april for å diskutere næringsfremme i Asia. Read more