Today, at the farewell meeting, Representative Hans Jacob Frydenlund was awarded the Star of Jerusalem Order in recognition of his distinguished role in promoting the relations between Palestine and Norway, and in appreciation of his efforts in supporting the Palestinian People and their just cause, for freedom and independence.

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The UNRWA Gaza football team once again won the world’s largest football tournament for youth, Norway Cup in Oslo. This is the third time that the youth representing Gaza’s refugee children have won the tournament since 2012.

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Photo: UNESCO Ramallah.

PA, Norway and UNESCO are working together to establish a ‘think tank’ on gender equality, unique in the region. Mr. Hans Jacob Frydenlund announced the need to empower women to combat all kinds of gender based violence. He is looking with great interest to the Gender Policy Institute’s role as a driving force for Palestinian women’s rights.

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On May 20, The Representative Office of Norway to the PA, signed a grant agreement with Sabreen Association for Artistic Development to provide a student –centred equitable and inclusive educational services in 250 schools run by the Palestinian Ministry of Education and UNRWA in West Bank and Gaza Strip. The agreement was signed by Tor Erik Gjerde the Head of Cooperation at The Representative...

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Photo: Eskinder Debebe.

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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Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends, This is my fifth and last year representing Norway in Palestine.  I am therefore happy for the opportunity to address this very distinguished and important group on behalf of the donors; the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Norway this year.  I have to say I have come to really respect and admire the work of AMAN over these five years. AM

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