Photo: US Department of State.Photo: US Department of State

President Obama’s climate conference GLACIER opens on Sunday, August 30 in Anchorage, Alaska. Foreign Minister Børge Brende brings with him fresh impressions from the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard.

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

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(MFA Press Release, July 14, 2015) "I welcome today’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. This historic agreement will benefit the international community, the Middle East and Iran. It will also pave the way for closer political and economic contact with Iran," said Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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