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Norwegian State Secretary Ms. Tone Skogen was among the participants in the closing high level plenary of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights on 18 November 2015.

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Mr Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs at the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway, chaired the EFTA Ministerial Meeting. 
Photo: EFTA Secretariat.

- There is new impetus in the TTIP negotiations after the conclusion of the TPP agreement. Consequently, following these negotiations in the time to come is particularly important to Norway and EFTA, said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen after the EFTA Ministerial Meeting.

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Photo: ILO/M. Crozet.

As the second country after Niger, Norway ratified the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, leading the Protocol to enter into force on 9 November 2016.

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Photo: Jase Curtis/Rony B. Chandran/University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences/Brad Flickinger/Flickr/CC BY.

Representatives of 54 members met in Geneva from 9th to the 13th of November to continue the negotiations on the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA II) aiming for finalizing the negotiations in advance of the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi this December.

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Photo: WHO/Christopher Black.

World Health Organization's (WHO) Financing Dialogue was held on 5 and 6 November at the Headquarters in Geneva. Significant cuts in development spending by Member States may also affect the financial situation of WHO.

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UNESCO Director-General invites Member States to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Last updated: 03.11.2015

During the opening day of its 38th General Conference in Paris on 3 November, UNESCO invited its Member States to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration. H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and State Secretary Tone Skogen from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the event.

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Norway donates NOK 58.5 million for trade-related technical assistance

Last updated: 16.11.2015

The government of Norway will donate NOK 58.5 million (CHF 6,798,989) to trade-related programmes for developing countries, in particular least-developed countries (LDCs), in 2015-2016.

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