The disbursement is the first of three planned tranches for 2015, totalling NOK 200 mill. The PA is in the midst of a severe liquidity crisis, primarily as a consequence of Israel’s withholding of clearance revenues transfers to the PA since January 2015. For this reason, Norway has decided to frontload a part of its contribution for 2015.

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On Wednesday 19 February, Norway signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide cash assistance to internally displaced non-refugees in Gaza.

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On Monday 19 January 2015, Norway signed a new Memorandum of Understanding for its support for the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). The support is to finance the PCBS workplan for the period of 2015-2017 whose objective is to establish a comprehensive and unified statistical system to serve the Palestinian Government as an instrument of guidance for diagnosing problems and...

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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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