- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.
Speech by Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre
Pretoria, 24 November 2009
Your Excellencies Minister and Deputy Minister,
Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria,
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is a great pleasure for me to be addressing you here today. The issues we will discuss are important not only for this region and for Africa, but for the whole international community.
This annual report describes bilateral development cooperation between Norway and 30 of the countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East that received the most assistance in 2007. Norwegian development assistance totalled NOK 21.8 billion in 2007. Of this amount, bilateral assistance (including multi-bilateral assistance) accounted for NOK 15.7 billion.
On 22-23 March Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson will participate in a joint visit to Mozambique together with Executive Director of UNAIDS Peter Piot and prominent senior officials from Sweden, the United Kingdom and the World Bank.
In the course of the visit the delegation will have meetings with Mozambican authorities, the UN, donors and civil society representatives. The purpose is to co-ordinate aid and to align it more closely with partner countries' priorities.
The government presented Fighting Poverty through Agriculture, its new Plan of Action for Agricultural Development in Development Policy, on 18 May. Under the plan, assistance to agricultural development will be scaled up considerably. The plan sets out 50 measures for promoting agricultural development in developing countries.
"Three-quarters of the world's poor live in rural areas, and most of them have farming as their livelihood. Thus improving conditions in this sector is a central tool in the fight against poverty.
Norway has contributed more than NOK 8.5 million towards measures to help victims of the flood disaster in Mozambique. The most important measures are emergency relief and rehabilitation for 10,000 people through the Norwegian Red Cross, food supplies to the World Food Programme, water storage and purification equipment and medicines to UNICEF, emergency supplies and logistics to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and cash contributions to air transportation to the authorities in Mozambique.