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On 29 September 2014, the courageous Colombian women’s rights network “Butterflies with new wings building a future”, represented by Gloria Amparo, Maritza Asprilla Cruz and Mery Medina, accepted the 2014 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva.

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The Human Rights Council completed its 27th session on September 26, 2014.

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Dr Nora Sveaass, Associate professor of Psychology, 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 in Geneva on 23 October 2014.

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The prevalence of SGBV in South Sudan is highly disturbing. The effect on individuals and their communities is immense, both in an immediate- and in a long-term perspective. As internally displaced persons and refugees as well as their host communities are affected, this issue demands a broad and regional approach. On September 8, Norway hosted a roundtable discussion with states, UN...

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The Norwegian Minister for agriculture and food visited Geneva on September 16.

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First Secretary Erling Hoem, Ambassador Steffen Kongstad and Minister Councellor Harriet at the UPR. 
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In a statement in the Human Rights Council today, Norwegian UN Ambassador Steffen Kongstad announced that Norway accepts 150 of the 203 recommendations made during the Universal Periodic Review.

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On September 12, 2014 “Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future” (Butterflies) was announced as winners of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award.

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Close to a hundred people attended the event. 
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What now, when it comes to the Human Rights Pillar was the main question at the reflection-event following the report of the Glion Human Rights Dialogue.

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