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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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Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferrè.

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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Norwegian concerns regarding Australia’s high use of anti-dumping measures and continued use of foreign equity caps was expressed under their 7th Trade Policy Review (TPR) held on April 21-23 2015.

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Norway participated in the fifth round of negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) 16–20 March in Geneva. The focus of the round was still on nominating environmentally friendly goods to be liberalized in the agreement.

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Norway announced its support to the UK and Ireland in their efforts to introduce “plain packaging” of tobacco products in recent meetings of the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

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From the 17th to 19th of March the EIF Global Platform gathered representatives from Least Developed Countries (LDCs), donors and international organizations in order to discuss the way forward for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF).

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