Illustration: Anne Leela/Gjerholm DesignIllustration: Anne Leela/Gjerholm Design

(Press release | Published: 2015-07-01) Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty.

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Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department Tom Malinowski and Norwegian State Secretary Baard Glad Pedersen

State Secretary Glad Pedersen announces multi-year grant to Lifeline. The grant will strengthen Lifeline's funding of Civil Society Organizations focusing on human rights activism.

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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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Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

(Press release | Published: 2015-06-19 ) Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende has announced that Norway will allocate NOK 200 million annually to the fight against terrorism, organised crime, piracy and cyber threats.

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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: Paweł Marynowski / Wikimedia Commons.

Norwegian experimental jazz band, Jaga Jazzist kicks off their North American tour in the middle of June.

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From June 26-29, Oslo Chamber Choir will be giving four performances on the East Coast, including participation in the Washington D.C. Choral Festival and a special concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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“Norway is looking forward to strengthening our cooperation on Arctic affairs with the U.S. This will be an important year for Arctic cooperation under U.S. leadership in the Arctic Council,” said Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Borge Brende.

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