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Ambassador Steffen Kongstad (middle) with (from the left) UNHCR’s Director for External Relations Daniel Endres, Astri Endresen from the Norwegian delegation, Sergio Arena and Harry Leefe from UNHCR. 
Photo: UD.Ambassador Steffen Kongstad (middle) with (from the left) UNHCR’s Director for External Relations Daniel Endres, Astri Endresen from the Norwegian delegation, Sergio Arena and Harry Leefe from UNHCR. Photo: UD

On the 18th-19th of September, the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva, together with NOREPS (Norwegian Emergency Response System) and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organized a fair to promote new Norwegian innovations for humanitarian aid workers in the field.

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The Norwegian delegation at the Preparatory Committee. 
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Climate change leads to rougher weather and more disasters. How should the world prepare for facing disasters? The “Hyogo Framework for Action” 2 that is currently being negotiated is about saving lives, preparedness and making risk conscious investments.

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Norwegian statement submitted at the Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Board of Climate Services (IBCS2) by Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, 10 November 2014.

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The Permanent Mission of Denmark in Geneva organized a panel discussion on “Speaking Up on Silent Crimes – How to address Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict Situation” on November 6, 2014. The meeting aimed at highlighting the needs of women and girls in conflict situations and raise awareness of sexual violence as an important thematic issue that cuts across country-specific...

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30 September 2014 - Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at UNHCRs Executive Committee meeting, held in Geneva (29 Sept – 03 Oct 2014).

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Are we doing enough to ensure that climate services get to those who need them the most? That was one of the things that is currently being discussed at the second Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services «ICBS2».

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"Speaking Up on Silent Crimes – How to address Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict Situations" hosted by the Mission of Denmark on 6 November 2014. Norwegian statement by Counsellor Cathrine Andersen.

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The more than 600 000 refugees that has fled from Syria to Jordan creates a major pressure on the Jordanian Community. Norway will therefore double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015.

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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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