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Permanent representative of Norway, Steffen Kongstad and rugby referee Nigel Owens in the ILO library. 
Photo: Norway MFA.Permanent representative of Norway, Steffen Kongstad and rugby referee Nigel Owens in the ILO library. Photo: Norway MFA

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was marked by a discussion held in the library of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 18 May 2016. This years’ theme is sexual orientation, gender identity and mental health and well-being. Many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans- and Intersex people (LGBTI) experience stress, discrimination and harassment at work. The ILOs ow...

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The 25th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is taking place in the Human Rights Council in Geneva from 2 – 13 May 2016. During the two weeks, Norway will give recommendations to ten out of the 14 states under review, on a broad range of human rights issues.

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Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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From 21-23 June 2016, the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, organized by Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (Together Against the Death Penalty), will take place in Oslo, Norway.

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The Importance of Recognizing and Protecting Human Rights Defenders

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Photo: Norway MFA/ B. Larsen.

On 10 - 11 May 2016 the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC) held a conference on implementation of human rights-based approaches to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Photo: UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré.

The 25th session of the UPR took place in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva from 2 – 13 May 2016.

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On 7-8 April 2016, Government Ministers, heads of UN agencies, international and regional organisations and senior experts met to discuss the way forward for prevention of violent extremism.

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On 11 March 2016, Norway together with the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) co-organized a panel discussion regarding the accountability of international intelligence cooperation.

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