Photo: ILO/Carla Calvo.Photo: ILO/Carla Calvo

A new Norwegian-funded ILO project will work to withdraw hundreds of Lebanese and Syrian children from hazardous working conditions and protect thousands of others from the worst forms of child labour.

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Without increased conservation, Lebanon risks losing the seeds necessary for planting new forests in the future. Now, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture have agreed to establish a national center for forests seeds. The center is established with financial support from Norway.

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‘Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway’s humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million. South Sudan and Yemen are two of the most underfunded humanitarian crises in the world today,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations’ appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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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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