Development Cooperation

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently announced the appointment of a group of eminent persons to assist in the campaign to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are at the core of the Sustainable Development Agenda unanimously adopted by UN’s member states in September 2015. Read more

With a coastline of more than 83 000 kilometres, Norway ranks among the world’s leading nations within aquaculture and marine fisheries. 
Photo: Cermaq.

As the world’s population is predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050, aquaculture holds tremendous promise in responding to the surging global food demand. Norway possesses unique expertise and experience in the farming and management of marine resources, and plays a crucial role in the development of the global aquaculture sector. Read more

UN Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran

"Education is key to reducing poverty. The Norwegian Government therefore intends to double its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict. It is particularly important for us to ensure that more girls have access to education," says Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read more

Mr. Zhang Laiming and Mr. Alain Noudéhou. 
Photo: UNDP.

On 11 June 2014 UNDP and China’s Research Center of the State Council hosted a dissemination workshop on a joint social welfare study. The Norwegian Embassy in Beijing has supported the study and received thanks for making this important work possible. Read more

On stage from left to right: Pan Jiahua, Xie Zhenhua, Helen Clark, Wang Weiguang, Renata Dessallien, Luis Gomez-Echeverri. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

On the 27th of August 2013, the United Nations Development Programme and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences jointly launched a National Human Development Report for China entitled “Sustainable and Liveable Cities: Toward Ecological Civilization”. Read more

Photo: John Petter Reinertsen/ Statkraft.

The Norwegian authorities consider new businesses that boost value creation, productivity and employment, as an important means to reduce poverty. The Government hence wishes to contribute to growth in developing countries’ local business sectors. Read more