The ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, with the Palmyra Castle in the background. 
Photo: Vladimir Dimitrov.The ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, with the Palmyra Castle in the background. Photo: Vladimir Dimitrov

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) invites to a conference dedicated to combat the looting of Syria’s cultural heritage. The conference will be held in Sofia on 16 September under the patronage of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

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Your 3-minute film about the Arctic could win your team a trip to Norway! The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. is looking for U.S. student and amateur filmmakers to help tell stories about this fascinating region. Bring your creativity!

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The Norwegian Oscar Committee has shortlisted Norwegian directors Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s Returning Home (Å vende tilbake), Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick (De nærmeste) and Roar Uthaug’s The Wave (Bølgen) for consideration as Norway’s candidate for the Oscar nominations as Best Foreign-Language Feature.

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The Norwegian dance scene has grown rapidly in the last 70 years and now boasts numerous world-renowned stars. Dance Information Norway provides valuable support for these talented artists.

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(Links to the downloadable pdf below.) Minifacts about Norway presents key information about Norway in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Minifacts about Norway 2015 is available online only and cannot be ordered.

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The High-level Panel's report was submitted to the UN 16 June.  The panel was led by former President of Timor-Leste, José Ramos-Horta. Photo: Norway's mission to the UN

'The recommendations concerning reform of UN peacekeeping operations that were submitted to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today give us a unique opportunity to strengthen UN peacekeeping. The world needs a UN that has the capacity to prevent and bring an end to violent conflicts as effectively as possible,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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On-the-rise 19th year old Bearson kicks off his world tour in the US in the beginning of August.

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