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The Norwegian delegation at the Preparatory Committee. 
Photo: UD.The Norwegian delegation at the Preparatory Committee. Photo: UD

Climate change leads to rougher weather and more disasters. How should the world prepare for facing disasters? The “Hyogo Framework for Action” 2 that is currently being negotiated is about saving lives, preparedness and making risk conscious investments.

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From left: Mr Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Iceland; Mr Johann N. Schneider-Ammann (Chair), Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Switzerland; Ms Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liechtenstein; Ms Monica Mæland, Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway; and Mr Kristinn F. Árnason, Secretary-General, EFTA. 
Photo: EFTA Secretariat.

EFTA held its Ministerial Meeting on 17 November in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland. The Norwegian delegation was headed by Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Monica Mæland.

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The Permanent Mission of Denmark in Geneva organized a panel discussion on “Speaking Up on Silent Crimes – How to address Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict Situation” on November 6, 2014. The meeting aimed at highlighting the needs of women and girls in conflict situations and raise awareness of sexual violence as an important thematic issue that cuts across country-specific...

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Are we doing enough to ensure that climate services get to those who need them the most? That was one of the things that is currently being discussed at the second Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services «ICBS2».

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Students from the UN Academy, a folk high school located in Ringsaker, Norway, was given an introduction to how the Norwegian Mission work towards the UN in Geneva, as they visited the Mission on 4 November 2014.

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Photo: Nina Herland/UD.

In the context of the 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) arranged a side event launching the report “Lessons from the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From commitment to action on sexual and reproductive health and rights” on 3 November 2014.

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Which laws regulate the use of nuclear weapons? The book “Nuclear Weapons under International Law” tries to critical review international law governing nuclear weapons under key international law regimes, a presentation that is unique in its approach. The Geneva Academy and the International Law and Policy Institute, Oslo (ILPI) organised a panel discussion on the matter on 23 October.

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The high number of executions carried out in Iran, the arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, unlawful prosecution of minorities and the lack of freedom of expression were issues addressed by Norway during the 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review of Iran.

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