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On 29 September 2014, the courageous Colombian women’s rights network “Butterflies with new wings building a future”, represented by Gloria Amparo, Maritza Asprilla Cruz and Mery Medina, accepted the 2014 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva.

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01 October 2014 - Norway makes call for a strengthened protection response, particularly concerning sexual and gender based violence in conflict, at UNHCRs Executive Committee meeting, held in Geneva (29 Sept – 03 Oct 2014).

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On September 12, 2014 “Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future” (Butterflies) was announced as winners of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award.

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The aftermath of a massacre on April 15, 2014 in Bentiu,
South Sudan that killed 200 civilians, including men,
women and children sheltering in a hospital. 
Photo: AFP/Getty Images.

A technical briefing on healthcare workers under attack was held 21 May by WHO in occasion of the 67th World Health Assembly.

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Norway is to host a pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. "We cannot simply stand by and watch this happen. In response to a request from the UN, Norway will hold a conference in Oslo to mobilise resources for alleviating this serious crisis,” says Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The conference is being organized in cooperation with the UN Office for the...

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Photo: Nina Herland/UD.

The prevalence of SGBV in South Sudan is highly disturbing. The effect on individuals and their communities is immense, both in an immediate- and in a long-term perspective. As internally displaced persons and refugees as well as their host communities are affected, this issue demands a broad and regional approach. On September 8, Norway hosted a roundtable discussion with states, UN...

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Aid workers helping communities affected by the flooding Awash river in Ethiopia. 
Photo: WFP/M. Awoke.

The Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva joins the UN family, Member States and partners today to commemorate World Humanitarian Day to demonstrate our collective commitment to the humanitarian cause.

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The Norwegian Government is hosting a humanitarian pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. The conference is being organised in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Kongstad . 
Photo: UD.

This week States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (MBC) and the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), as well as international organisations and civil society have had a series of meetings in Geneva

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