2016-08-22 ‘The Philippine government and the Communist movement NDFP are coming to Oslo to resume formal peace negotiations in a conflict which has been running for 47 years. We are very committed to offering our support in this process,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.   Norway is the facilitator when Philippine authorities and the Communist Movement National Democratic Front

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Major General Kristin Lund of Norway ended her command of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus in July 2016.  Lund was appointed military commander of the UN peace keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) in May 2013. She was the first female force commander in a UN peacekeeping operation. The initial duration of her posting was one year, but she was granted an extension until 2016. “As I leave the..

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This little duck represents a new chapter in the growing number of Norwegian books being translated into Chinese. On Saturday August 20, the two illustrated children’s books “Travel, how to adapt to new surroundings” and “Hunger, about sharing”, written by Veronica Salinas (NO) and illustrated by Camilla Engman (SE), were launched at the Shanghai Book Fair.

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World Humanitarian Day was established by the UN to draw attention to humanitarian crisis and to highlight the tremendous efforts made by aid workers in the face of adversity and danger throughout the world. In response to the world’s growing humanitarian needs the Norwegian government decided to boost the humanitarian aid budget in 2016 to an all-time high of 5 billion Norwegian kroner.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

On June 30, NorAlumni along with the Scandinavian Tourist Board and the Royal Norwegian Embassy held a pre-departure event followed by a reception at the Embassy in Beijing for Chinese students who will go to Norway for the next semester.

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Photo: Kingenta.

A group of students from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) was invited by the Chinese fertilizer research company Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co. to take part in a three weeks long research trip to China in June.

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Photo: Nelson Cardenas.

2016-06-23 ‘I am very pleased that the parties to the conflict have now reached agreement on the key issue in the negotiations: laying down of arms and a definitive bilateral ceasefire and end of hostilities. After nearly four years of tough negotiations, we are now finally approaching an end to this conflict,’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said.

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