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Khalida raises her hand to anwer a question in the Puti Kalatsha community-based education class. 
Photo: CC BY/Elissa Bogos/Save the Children.Khalida raises her hand to anwer a question in the Puti Kalatsha community-based education class. Photo: CC BY/Elissa Bogos/Save the Children

A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, will be launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today.

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Syrian and Lebanese students sit together in classes at the Mohammed Shamel mixed Elementary public school in Tariq el Jdideh, Beirut, Lebanon. 
Photo: CC BY/ Adam Patterson/Panos/DFID.

During the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Foreign Minister Børge Brende and Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake will sign a letter of intent on cooperation on education for children and young people affected by the Syrian crisis.

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Photo: Utenriksdepartementet/Astrid Sehl.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende writes about emergency aid in this international op-ed. Written in connection with the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, 23.-24. of May.

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Permanent representative of Norway, Steffen Kongstad and rugby referee Nigel Owens in the ILO library. 
Photo: Norway MFA.

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was marked by a discussion held in the library of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 18 May 2016. This years’ theme is sexual orientation, gender identity and mental health and well-being. Many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans- and Intersex people (LGBTI) experience stress, discrimination and harassment at work. The ILOs ow...

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Distribution of UN winter aid for vulnerable Afghans. 
Photo: CC BY/Sayed Muhammad Shah / UNAMA.

Norway will provide NOK 208 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016, twice as much as in 2015.

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Photo: © ICRC / H. Hvanesian / sy-e-00318.

UNIDIR has newly published an Austrian and Norwegian supported report on the direct and long term impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

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Photo: Norway MFA/ B. Larsen.

On 10 - 11 May 2016 the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC) held a conference on implementation of human rights-based approaches to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Norway active in May session of Universal Periodic Review

Last updated: 13.05.2016

The 25th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is taking place in the Human Rights Council in Geneva from 2 – 13 May 2016. During the two weeks, Norway will give recommendations to ten out of the 14 states under review, on a broad range of human rights issues.

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Norway submits revised offer in the TiSA negotiations.

Last updated: 13.05.2016

The deadline for submitting revised offers in the negotiations on Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), expired 6 May 2016.

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Working towards convergence on a final list of environmental goods for the EGA

Last updated: 03.05.2016

Negotiations continued apace in Geneva as participants focused their discussion on which goods to be included in the final Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA).

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Norway works to close the immunization gap

Last updated: 27.04.2016

25-30 April 2016 was World Immunization week and the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the immunization gap that still exists in vaccine coverage.

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