Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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From December 1. – 5. The culture section of MFA visited the Norwegian Representative office to understand the local political situation, the cultural life and to meet with NRO culture partners in Palestine.

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The Government of Norway and Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA) signed a new agreement on October 2 nd 2014, supporting new phase of “Reducing Gender Based Violence and Encroachment among youth and women rights regards their SHR project”. The new agreement, in which Norway will contribute 6.8 million Norwegian kroner (NOK), equivalent to approximately 1 million US.

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Reisende i Israel og Palestina bør gjøre seg kjent med UDs reiseråd, som vurderes jevnlig. Det gjøres oppmerksom på at situasjonen i området er ustabil og omskiftelig og at sikkerhetsforholdene raskt kan endre seg.

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