Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. - News & Events

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Over 10.7 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad region. 
Photo: Espen Røst, Bistandsaktuelt.

Norway, together with Nigeria, Germany and UN Ocha will host an international donor conference in Oslo on 24 February. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine.

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is now so severe that the UN has declared a famine in parts of the country. "The situation is acute. We must act now to save lives. Norway is therefore providing NOK 135 million for emergency relief efforts in South Sudan," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Ready for the race: Andrea Goddard with guide Glenn Beachy. 
Photo: Jon-Åge Øyslebø.

"There are only two kinds of hills: downhill and 'not-downhill'." That’s the optimistic motto for participants of Ski for Light, an annual event with Norwegian roots where visually or mobility-impaired participants try out the pleasures of cross-country skiing. Read more

Photo: Gertrud Zach, US Army.

In his latest blog post on Huffington Post, Ambassador Kåre R. Aas talks about Norway's strong and long-lasting commitment to its NATO allies, highlighting previous and current Norwegian military and security contributions internationally. Read more

General Secretary Marit Berger Røssland attending an afternoon English class with Syrian refugee children at the Maalaka School in the Bekaa Valley. With Norwegian humanitarian aid, Unicef supports the Lebanese Ministry of Education in running the school.

360,000 refugee children between the ages of 5 and 17 have received their education due to Norwegian contributions in Lebanon and Jordan."Supporting Syria’s neighboring countries in aiding the large numbers of refugees coming to their countries is important," said State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland. She recently visited Jordan and Lebanon to see the results of Norwegian aid in the Syria crisis. Read more

Photo: Lakselaget.

Minnesota-based Lakselaget (Norwegian for “The Salmon Club”) will be offering scholarships for the fourteenth consecutive year. Read more

Photo: Frode Nagel Dahl, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington.

Feb. 6 is the annual Sami National Day, and this year’s event marks the 100th anniversary of the date when Norwegian and Swedish Sami officials came together to hold the first Sami congress in Trondheim in 1917. Read more

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University, in conjunction with the Embassies of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Argos Books, invite you to an evening of Nordic literature. Read more

You can also add different herbs and garlic to your veal tenderloin. . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

First edition of Chef's Corner! Today's dish: veal tenderloin in garlic sauce. Read more

Trym Brannvoll Ullerud (23) is starting to settle down in his new kitchen at the embassy. . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Only 23 years old, Trym Brannvoll Ullerud has already accomplished a lot as a chef. As the new chef at the Ambassador’s residence, he is now taking on new gastronomical challenges in Washington, D.C. Read more

Students at International Summer School. . 
Photo: ISS.

Don’t miss these three opportunities to study in Oslo this summer! Read more

Photo: Dan Wiedbrauk/Flickr, Creative Commons license.

Calling the humanitarian situation in Iraq “critical,” Foreign Minister Børge Brende recently announced that Norway is sending 50 tons of trauma surgical and other medical supplies to Erbil, Iraq. This will allow nearly 10,000 people to receive lifesaving treatment, according to Mr. Brende. “10 million Iraqis are affected by the humanitarian crisis. Right now there is an urgent need for medical... Read more

Norgesskolen is a community of Norwegian children living abroad, as well as a network across cultures and borders. This is a fun place to learn Norwegian! Come visit Norgesskolen in Telemark county this summer between July. 15 and August. 01. Read more

Photo: Audun Braastad/NTBscanpix.

Following is the text of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's national radio and television address, Jan. 1, 2017. Read more

The debate panel at the event. From the left: Darmon Wilson, Magnus Nordenman, Dr. Katarzyna Zysk and Dr. Kristian Åtland.  . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Security Policy in the Arctic was the main topic of this year’s Henry Bacon event. The event is held in memory of the efforts of the crew of SS. Henry Bacon during the Second World War. Read more

"Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world’s fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime. Read more

Eriksen Søreide meets the US Marine Corps Commandant, General Neller. 
Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Defense.

The Norwegian Minister of Defense visited the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, and proclaimed that “The strong transatlantic unity is more important than ever before.” Read more

The panel at the event. Lars Petter Maltby and Connie Hedegaard are on the left. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Former Danish Minister of the Environment Connie Hedegaard has recommended policies to increase green competetiveness in Norway. She was one of the speakers at an event held by the Embassy on this topic. Read more

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Minister are in the United States on official business this week, with a full slate of conferences and meetings for both Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

‘It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is vital that all those who want to see an end to the long conflict actively support the agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more