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Photo: UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré.Photo: UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

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

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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: ILO/Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh.

Men’s role in including women and unconscious gender biases were consistent themes in a series of events and discussions held in Geneva, on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day.

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Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Karin Råghall.

"Women can make a comprehensive and significant contribution to peacemaking in Syria". This was one of the main conclusions in a seminar held on 9 February 2016 hosted by the Permanent Mission of Sweden in Geneva, the foundation “Kvinna til Kvinna” and the Syrian grassroots organization Badael Foundation.

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Photo: UN Photo/Stuart Price/Flickr/CC BY.

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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State Secretary Tore Hattrem visited Geneva from 29 February to 1 March 2016 to participate in the opening of the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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6 February 2016 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Norway continues to stand up against this harmful practice.

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