A | A | A

Press release: ‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen, and is a serious threat to health, security and development both in the region and globally. Unless the international community, and particularly the UN and WHO, scale up and speed up the response, the situation will continue to deteriorate,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Read more
Norway attended the WHO conferance on clima and health. 
Photo: UD.

“The evidence is overwhelming: climate change endangers human health. Solutions exist and we need to act decisively” Margaret Chan, WHO Director General.

Read more
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.

Read more

Geneva, 20 May 2014

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more
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.

Read more

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,...

Read more