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Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway and Marc Limon, Executive Director, URG. 
Photo: Permanent Mission of Norway.Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway and Marc Limon, Executive Director, URG. Photo: Permanent Mission of Norway

How do the candidate States for the Human Rights Council election cooperate with the UN? What pledges and commitments have they made? A new guide gives you all the information you need before the upcoming HRC election.

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Vi ser nå etter nye praktikanter for våren 2017. For å gi et innblikk i hvordan en praktikants hverdag kan arte seg, har vi intervjuet et knippe praktikanter ved delegasjonen i Genève.

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WTO. 
Photo: WTO.

Since 2001 Norway has donated over 36 million CHF to several WTO trust funds.

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Mr Konstantinos Mitragas, on behalf of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT), and Ms Efi Latsoudi, the human rights activist behind “PIKPA village” on the Greek island of Lesvos, are joint winners of the Nansen Refugee Award 2016. The award recognizes their voluntary effort to aid refugees arriving in Greece during 2015.

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On 28 September 2016, Norway concluded its two-year chairmanship of the Humanitarian Liaison Working Group (HLWG) by inviting members to a meeting entitled “Stories from the field: Protection work in Iraq, Syria and South Sudan”. The meeting was held in cooperation with the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), and continued the topic of protection in humanitarian response as a central theme of...

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Sámi president Aili Keskitalo. The picture is taken during the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Cia Pak.

Sámi president Keskitalo: Not acceptable that 50 % of Sámi women are exposed to violence.

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Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré.

On 13 September 2016, the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council started in Geneva. Important issues for Norway include freedom of speech, indigenous people’s rights, and women’s rights.

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The Democratic Republic of Congo endorses the Safe Schools Declaration

As the work to protect education during armed conflict continues, The Democratic Republic of Congo has recently transmitted its letter of endorsement, and thus become the 55th state to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

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World Humanitarian Day 2016

The humanitarian community in Geneva gathers in an annual event to mark efforts by aid workers and highlight the many serious humanitarian crises around the world.

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Norwegian diplomat Hanna Olsen Bodsberg elected Chair of the WTO Committee on Market Access

The Committee on Market Access (CMA) deals with one of the core functions of the WTO: Ensuring that obligations on market access for industrial goods are upheld. “I am honoured that WTO Members have entrusted me with this important task”, Ms Bodsberg says.

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Norway leads on Council decision on accountability and remedy for victims of business-related abuses

On the fifth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Council sent a strong message to States and businesses on the need to improve accountability and access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses.

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