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Aid workers helping communities affected by the flooding Awash river in Ethiopia. 
Photo: WFP/M. Awoke.Aid workers helping communities affected by the flooding Awash river in Ethiopia. Photo: WFP/M. Awoke

The Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva joins the UN family, Member States and partners today to commemorate World Humanitarian Day to demonstrate our collective commitment to the humanitarian cause.

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Last night’s failure to reach an agreement is highly regrettable. Everything we achieved in Bali may now unravel, putting multilateral trade negotiations on hold, said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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Norwegian Director General for Health, Dr. Bjørn Guldvog. 
Photo: © Rebecca Ravneberg/Helsedirektoratet.

Member States of the United Nations met in July 2014 in New York to assess the progress made in the global fight against non-communicable diseases. Norwegian Director-General for Health, Dr. Bjørn Guldvog led the Norwegian delegation to the meeting.

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Norway's Ambassador to the WTO expressed grave concerns regarding the seeming inability to follow up on the agreements reached at Bali in December 2013. In his statement at the General Council 25 July Ambassador Neple underlined that it is not possible to reopen one of the Bali decisions without unravelling the entire package.

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We, a group of developed and developing Members strongly supportive of the WTO, are dismayed that today’s General Council meeting did not bring Members any closer to adopting the Protocol relating to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) by the agreed deadline.

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Photo: Gita Simonsen/UD.

The resolution on «Human Rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises» led by Norway, with Argentina, Ghana and Russia in the core group, was adopted by consensus on 27 June during the 26th Human Rights Council.

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State Secretary Hans Brattskar attends the Third Review Conference for the Mine Ban Convention in Maputo, Mozambique. 
Photo: ICBL.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Convention, and this was celebrated from 23-27 June, when States, international organisations and civil society gathered for the Third Review Conference for the Mine Ban Convention in Maputo, Mozambique.

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The Human Rights Council held a panel discussion on technical cooperation and capacity building in advancing the rights of the persons with disabilities through legal and institutional frameworks, including public-private partnerships on 25 June in Geneva.

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