The new Norwegian ambassador to Iran, Mrs Aud Lise Norheim presented her credentials on Monday, 27 Oct. 14, to the president of The Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Hassan Rohani.

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Education is top development priority for the Norwegian government, and in particular education for girls. The facts are that if all women completed secondary education, we would achieve a 49 pct reduction in child deaths, which would mean preventing 2.8 million child deaths. Education provides girls with knowledge and power to make their own choices – and a better life. There seems to be a tre...

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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The Government intends to increase the Norway’s budget for 2015 to NOK 32.5 billion. This is an increase of more than NOK 1 billion compared with 2014. Priority is given to education, humanitarian assistance, health and vaccination, private sector development, climate change and human rights. These are key areas for eradicating extreme poverty.

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The Government proposes an increase in the development budget to NOK 32.5 billion in 2015. This is an increase of more than NOK 1 billion compared to 2014. Education, humanitarian aid, health and vaccines, business development, climate measures and human rights are given priority. These are areas that are crucial for eradicating extreme poverty.

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Launching new report, MDG Advocates outline challenges and opportunities for achieving the Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015 Led by the Prime Minister of Norway and President of the Republic of Rwanda, the MDG Leaders praise successes of improving people’s lives and demand more action

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