Multilateral affairs

Chair’s summary New York, 19 September 2016 Read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende's statement at the Middle East ministerial meeting in Paris 3 June. Read more

Statement by Geir O. Pedersen on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, to the Security Council. Open debate on the 18th of April 2016. Read more

Statement by Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen, Security Council Open Debate, 26 January 2016. Read more

Human rights are the rights of the individual in relation to the authorities of a country, and it is the authorities’ responsibility to ensure that these rights are protected. The realisation of human rights thus provides protection against the abuse of power and is a fundamental tenet of a democratic society. To read more about the Norwegian White Paper "Opportunities for All: Human Rights in... Read more

On Tuesday September 29th Prime Minister Solberg addressed the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism at the UN General Assembly. Read more

‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

In Geneva today, Foreign Minister Børge Brende and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay signed an agreement under which Norway will provide NOK 250 million to support the UN’s human rights efforts over the next three years. Read more