Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran.Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran

Last Thursday, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran was invited by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to observe and present certificates for Afghan refugees who have been granted the right to resettle in Norway.

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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK...

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@SupportSyrians calls on international community to agree to work together to help make Syria more stable. #SupportSyrians

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‘The World Health Organization needs NOK 23 million in immediate contributions for its efforts to fight the Zika virus. When I met Director-General Chan yesterday, I promised that Norway will quickly provide NOK 10 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed new members of the High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child. 
Photo: United Nations Foundation/Stuart Ramson.

'Improving health services and access to medicines and medical equipment has proved to be an effective way of reducing mortality among women and children. But mortality rates in these groups are still too high in many developing countries. We must build on the lessons learned from the MDGs relating to women's and children's health,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘I condemn the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in northwestern Pakistan today in the strongest possible terms. Education is a fundamental human right, and this attack on an educational institution is also an attack on Pakistan’s future. It is essential that the Pakistani authorities find the perpetrators and bring them to justice,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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