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La Norvège accueillera le 6ème Congrès Mondial Contre la Peine de Mort, qui aura lieu à Oslo du 21 au 23 juin 2016. 1300 participants de plus de 80 pays y sont attendus, parmi lesquels des ministres, des parlementaires, des universitaires, des avocats et des membres de la société civile.

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Norway and the US are joining forces in a further initiative to support mine clearance, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday.

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Norway is entering into a multi-year cooperation agreement with UNICEF, and will provide up to NOK 400 million for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries. This is a follow-up to the donor conference for Syria earlier this year. It will give UNICEF greater predictability in its efforts to help children and young people,’ said Minister of Foreign affairs Børge Brende.

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A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, will be launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today. ‘The aim is to increase access to education for children and young people in emergencies. This is important not only for the individuals concerned, but also for the future of the countries they are living in. Norway is providing up to NOK 100 million for the first...

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Co-hosts of the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference - Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Kingdom - will provide over $550m this year for Lebanon. The message was delivered at a meeting with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Social Affairs Minister Rachid Derbas today.

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Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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“Without a political process to resolve the conflict, strengthening Palestine’s economic sustainability is the most efficient way of defending the two-state solution,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. But this cannot substitute the efforts to resolve the conflict through a political process.

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