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Photo: Studio Sjøwall.Photo: Studio Sjøwall

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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Photo: UNHCR.

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. 
Photo: Nina Herland/UD.

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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Political advisor Ronny Røste, Minister Solveig Horne, Deputy Director of UNHCR Bureau for Europe, Diane Goodman and chargé d’affaires Kjersti Sommerset fra the Norwegian Mission in Geneva is here standing in front of the prototype of a house used in refugee camps. 
Photo: BLD.

Refugees from Syria was a main topic when the Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion visited UNHCR in Geneva last week.

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Norway attended the WHO conferance on clima and health. 
Photo: UD.

“The evidence is overwhelming: climate change endangers human health. Solutions exist and we need to act decisively” Margaret Chan, WHO Director General.

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Norwegian Director General for Health, Dr. Bjørn Guldvog. 
Photo: © Rebecca Ravneberg/Helsedirektoratet.

Member States of the United Nations met in July 2014 in New York to assess the progress made in the global fight against non-communicable diseases. Norwegian Director-General for Health, Dr. Bjørn Guldvog led the Norwegian delegation to the meeting.

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The Permanent Mission of Norway, together with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland and the Universal Rights Group, is co-hosting an event on Thursday 4th September.

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Norway expressed deep concern about the human rights situation in Iraq in light of abuses committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated groups (ISIL), in a statement at the Human Rights Council’s Special Session on Iraq, 1 September.

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