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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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Calling for more effective protection of Women Human Rights Defenders," Norway joined with the OHCHR and civil society organisations to hold a meeting on 9 March at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The event marked International Women’s Day, highlighted the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' campaign "reflect2protect, and was held in conjunction with a similar event at the...

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On 2 March 2015, State Secretary of Norway Bård Glad Pedersen held a statement during the high-level segment of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council. The full statement is posted below

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We must all do our part, locally and internationally, to engage more people, countries and health workers to accelerate the inevitable end of Female Genitale Mutilation (FGM), said ambassador Kongstad at the international day of Zero Tolerance to FGM.

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“Gaining Momentum” is a new ILO-report that was launched last week. The report brings together all available data including ILO statistics to provide a global picture on women in the business world and in management

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State Secretary of Norway Bård Glad Pedersen visited Geneva in connection with the high-level segment of the UN Human Rights Council. He emphasised that Member States must defend the UN’s most fundamental norms and values, which are increasingly under pressure

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On Monday 2 March 2015, State Secretary of Norway Bård Glad Pedersen held a statement during the high-level segment of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council. The full statement can be read here.

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‘I deplore the fact that the punishment of Saudi human rights defender Raif Badawi by public flogging has begun, and call for this to be halted and for Mr Badawi to be released,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Mr Brende raised the matter directly with HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud in London today.

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Press release: ‘Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. A white paper on human rights in Norway’s foreign and development policy, the first on the subject for 15 years, was presented today.

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