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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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At the 323 rd session of the International Labour Organisations Governing Body a complaint concerning the non-observance of Qatar regarding the ILO conventions on forced labour and labour inspection, was discussed.  In its statement Norway expressed its concerns of the numerous and well-documented accounts of unacceptable working and living conditions among migrant workers in Qatar. Norway fi

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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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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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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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