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“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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Press release regarding the Norwegian contribution to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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After nearly a week of intense negotiations, meetings, side events, discussions, bilaterals, and resolutions, the 67th WHA concluded on at 2130 on Saturday. Here you will find out interventions, most of them as held, but some as submitted to the secretariat in writing so as to save time.

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Photo: UD/Gita Simonsen.

The Permanent Mission of France and the Permanent Mission of Norway hosted the side event on the rising health risks caused by climate change and air pollution 19 May in Geneva. The side event was held in occasion of the health assembly this week.

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On 27th-28th March Norway participated in a consultation on the development of a framework for WHO's engagement with Non-State actors. Preparing for this meeting, the WHO published a background document to facilitate discussion. The document suggest an overall framework to establish clear rules of engagement for WHO's engagement with non-State actors, that is NGOs, private sector entities,...

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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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Geneva, 20 May 2014

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All are welcome to join the May 7th event co-hosted by The Permanent Mission of Norway alongside the Permanent Missions of Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa in collaboration with IHEID/ The Graduate Institute.

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Head of the Norwegian delegation, Director General for Health Dr. Bjørn Guldvog in front of WHO headquarters in Geneva. 
Photo: Gita Simonsen.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 134th Executive Board meeting was held in Geneva (January 20th - 25th). WHO reform is one of the key items on the Executive Board Meeting agenda. In addition to the reform process, Norway is actively engaged in the follow up of the health related Millennium Development Goals, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and violence against women.

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