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States will meet 28-29 May at the Oslo Conference on Safe Schools: Protecting Education from Attack to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration. See www.safeschools.no for further information.

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The governing body of World Health Organization (WHO), the World Health Assembly commenced Monday 18 May 2015. For nearly two weeks, member states will discuss global health issues, and how the WHO should address these. High-level attendance from member states, NGOs and others, underscores the importance attached to the assembly in global health governance.

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The sixth round of negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) took place on 4–8 May in Geneva. The round entailed a full review of all the goods nominated for liberalization through the agreement.

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On 22 April 2015 Norway co-hosted a discussion on female state leaders at the launch of Torild Skard’s book “Women of Power” in the UN Library.

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The department of health of the County Governor of Buskerud visited the Permanent Mission of Norway on 24 April 2015.

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On 26 March 2015, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a draft resolution on the right to privacy. Crucially, the resolution ensures the establishment of a Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, focusing in particular on the challenges arising from the digital age and new technologies. As a member of the core group on the right to privacy, Norway played a central role in the proce...

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Norway, as one of the Coordinators on Universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), together with Ecuador and the Presidency Costa Rica, hosted a workshop for signatory and observer states from the Asia-Pacific region on 24 March.

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Norway is providing NOK 90 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is an increase of NOK 10 million compared with last year. ‘Strengthening the UN’s human rights work is vital, particularly at a time when these rights are under increasing pressure globally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

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