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27 Nov 2017 description

According to new figures, refugee-related costs in Norway for 2017 are NOK 1,36 billion lower than projected. The Government has proposed that most of the unused funds should go to parts of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa that are severely affected by war and conflict.

14 Aug 2017 description
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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.

22 Feb 2017 description

Published under: Solberg's Government
Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Press release | Date: 2017-02-22

25 Nov 2016 description

The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have therefore proposed an increase in humanitarian support for the Syria crisis of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

20 May 2014 description

(Oslo, 20 May 2014): The international donor community today raised more than US$600 million in pledges to scale up humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis at a conference hosted by Norway in collaboration with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

20 May 2014 description

Following the 12 April “Call for Action issued in Washington, D.C., over 300 representatives from South Sudan, donor governments, regional organisations, international and national NGOs and UN agencies gathered at a high-level conference co-chaired by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Stakeholders met in Oslo to take concrete steps to meet the urgent financial and operational needs of the humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis.

03 Dec 2012 description

Norwegian aid to the Ugandan state has been suspended for an indefinite period. “It is particularly serious that the Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda is implicated in one of the most severe corruption cases involving Norwegian aid funds. Uganda needs to make a far more credible effort to clear up this corruption scandal,” said State Secretary Arvinn Eikeland Gadgil at a meeting with Uganda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Maria Kiwanuka in Oslo today.

26 Oct 2012 description

Aid funds that were intended to go towards reconstruction efforts in northern Uganda have been misused. This misuse of funds was discovered by the Office of the Auditor General of Uganda.

“This amounts to no less than stealing from the impoverished people of northern Uganda who have been subjected to conflict and misrule for years. We have a policy of zero tolerance for corruption and other misuse of funds, and we intend to get to the bottom of this,” said Minister of International Development Heikki Holmås.

10 Feb 2011 description

Six of ten women in Uganda say they have been beaten or raped in their own homes. The Government has now decided to contribute more than NOK 60 million (USD 10.8 million) to the UN to combat violence against women in the country.

Norway is continuing its efforts to promote women's rights in northern and northeastern Uganda through the new agreement signed by State Secretary Ingrid Fiskaa during her visit to Uganda.

"I have seen the importance of the work being done in Uganda by the UN and the organisations it cooperates with.

27 Mar 2009 description

Executive Summary

The African Mediators' Retreat 2009 was co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) and the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation on 24-27 March in Zanzibar. As part of the Oslo forum series - the endeavour of the HD Centre and the Norwegian government to work towards the strengthening of mediation practice - the African Mediators' Retreat 2009 was the second event taking place in Africa.

01 Oct 2008 description


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.

24 Oct 2006 description

We want to support the fragile peace process in northern Uganda, and believe that this is a chance for peace that we cannot afford to miss, says State Secretary Raymond Johansen.

Norway has long advocated finding a solution to the conflict by peaceful means. Jan Egeland, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, has described the conflict as one of the world's worst humanitarian catastrophes. Norway was among the first countries to decide to support the peace negotiations through the fund recently established by OCHA.

05 Dec 2005 description

No.: 213/05

"The government is very concerned about how the arrest of the prominent opposition politician Kizza Besigye will affect political developments in Uganda," said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.