Photo: Nilas Johnsen.Photo: Nilas Johnsen

During the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Norway has signed a letter of intent with UNICEF on cooperation on education for children and young people affected by the Syrian crisis, in addition to launching a new fund for education in emergencies, ‘Education Cannot Wait’. Norway will provide up to NOK 400 million for education in Syria, and NOK 100 million for the new fund.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende was keynote speaker in yesterday's symposium on women's empowerment in Kabul, organised by the Afghan authorities in cooperation with Norway and the US. Norway has also decided to double its humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, and will provide NOK 208 million to Afghanistan in 2016.

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‘The arts are a key element of the global exchange of ideas and opinions, and it is important for Norway to make its voice heard here. This is one of the Government’s priorities, and we are therefore delighted that Norway has been chosen as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Norwegian Football Association has run a program to train coaches in the Middle East for several years, and enjoys good relations and cooperation with The Iranian Football Federation.

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Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is today signing a three-year agreement with Save the Children on education in situations of crisis and conflict. ‘Support for education in crises and conflicts is more important than ever. In addition to signing this agreement, we are also giving NOK 63 million to Save the Children’s education efforts in Syria and Iraq,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge...

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