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

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society. Read more

Photo: MFA.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Oslo on June 15, 2016. Following are some the highlights of their discussion. Read more

A new exhibition from the Fram Museum, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas and Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman sign the U.S.-Norway 123 Agreement at the State Department.

On June 13, 2016, President Obama submitted to Congress for its review an Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Norway Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. Read more

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House Washington D.C.  Dear Mr. President, I was shocked and saddened on hearing the news about the tragic shooting attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday morning, resulting in the loss of so many innocent lives. On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people I extend my... Read more

Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval is set to tour the US in the fall of 2016. Read more

Herbjørn Gausta, "Grace Before the Meal (Bordbønnen)," ca. 1880-89. Oil on canvas, 20.5 x 28.5 inches. | This poignant scene of a Norwegian home interior shows a mother and four children seated before a meal of grøt, kjøttkaker, and flatbrød. The father's chair is empty, and there has been speculation that it refers to a father who has gone to America while the family waits for him to send fund... Read more

DECORAH, Iowa — Get ready for a fantastic show when Harald Haugaard, from Denmark, and Antti Järvelä, from Finland, play at Vesterheim, the national Norweigan-American museum and heritage center! Read more

The Research Council of Norway has pledged 160 million NOK for the establishment of eight new research centers that will work on sustainable energy production. The project has an overall budget of 1.3 billion NOK, to be distributed over eight years. Read more

Attend a free performance of the new work "Simulacrum" by Norwegian artist Alan Lucien Øyen at Kay Theater in Maryland July 22. Read more

The fourth annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference, organized by NADIC (The Norwegian-American Defense Industry Council) and the Norwegian Embassy drew a full house at the National Press Club on May 19. Representatives of the governments, military and defense industries of both countries were in attendance. Read more

U.S. Secy. of State John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement "On the Occasion of Norway's National Day." Read more

  U.S.-NORDIC LEADERS’ SUMMIT JOINT STATEMENT           Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States reaffirm our deep partnership based on shared fundamental values. Democracy, the rule of law, gender equality, respect for human rights, and the protection and equal treatment of all people without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orienta Read more

(Washington, DC | May 13, 2016) During President Obama’s eight years in the White House, he has opened the doors to his home for state visits only 11 times. On Friday, May 13, President Obama...

Birding the Future

Washington’s award-winning public art program, will present "Turf and Terrain", the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, from Saturday, May 14 through Saturday, October 22. Among the featured artists is Norwegian Frank Ekeberg. Read more

Photo: Thomas Circle Singers.

On Sunday May 22, a concert with The Thomas Circle singers will feature the world premiere of a new work by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo Read more


Norwegian indie pop-sensation Highasakite have curated a playlist consisting of their Nordic musical favorites for Read more

The advance of ISIL affects our security. We are now stepping up Norway’s efforts by increasing our contribution to the international coalition against ISIL,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read more

The diplomatic leaders of the five Nordic countries get together for a live discussion on Twitter #AskNordicAmbs! Join us as the five Nordic ambassadors to the United States get together for a one hour Twitter Town Hall on May 2nd at 2:30 PM (EST). Read more

(April 29, 2016) A new blog post on Huffinton Post, jointly authored by the five Nordic ambassadors to the United States, explains "Why U.S.-Nordic Relations Matter More Than Ever." Amb. Kirsti Kauppi of Finland, Amb. Kåre Aas of Norway, Amb. Geir H. Haarde of Iceland, Amb. Björn Lyrvall of Sweden and Amb. Lars Gert Lose of Denmark collaborated on the post, who jointly discuss "how our region h... Read more