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The twentieth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be held in Geneva from 27 October to 7 November, examining the human rights records of 14 countries.

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Dr Nora Sveaass, associate professor of psychology at the University of Oslo, was elected to the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) in Geneva on 23 October.

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The negotiations on the EGA, held in Geneva on 22-26 September 2014, showed good progress towards reaching an agreement to ensure free trade on environmental goods.

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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The more than 600 000 refugees that has fled from Syria to Jordan creates a major pressure on the Jordanian Community. Norway will therefore double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015.

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It is important that the negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) be put back on track, underlined Foreign Minister Børge Brende when he met with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and several WTO ambassadors in Geneva on 30 September.

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Dr Nora Sveaass, Associate professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo, is the Nordic candidate to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. The election will be held at the fifth meeting of the State Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on Thursday in Geneva.

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30 September 2014 - Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at UNHCRs Executive Committee meeting, held in Geneva (29 Sept – 03 Oct 2014).

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