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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During the the holiday period, the Embassy will be closed on the following days: Wednesday 24 December 2014 Thursday 25 December 2014 Friday 26 December 2014 Wednesday 31 December 2014 Thursday 1 January 2015

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Norway will provide NOK 1.6 billion (USD 258 mill) to the Green Climate Fund over the next four years. With this announcement, the total amount pledged to the Fund has now reached the equivalent of USD 9.95 billion.

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Ambassador Unni Kløvstad together with the Hon Bill Marmion and Managing Director at Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Christian Due. 
Photo: Kaja Glomm.

The inaugural Norwegian Embassy Annual Business Seminar was held in Perth, Friday 24 October.

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Anne Sewitsky. 
Photo: Carlos Aguilar: IONCINEMA.

Norwegian director Anne Sewitsky’s new feature selected for the Sundance Film Festival, where her Happy Happy (2010) won the Jury Grand Prix

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Ambassador Kløvstad & Frank Mathisen. 
Photo: SBS Norsk - Frank Mathisen.

Ambassador Kløvstad speaks to SBS Norwegian presenter, Frank Mathisen.

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The Embassy will be closed Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 November.

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From left: Elisabeth Hallenstvedt, Kaja Glomm, Petter Ølberg, Ambassador Unni Kløvstad, Petter Nore and Lillian Andenæs.

A delegation of senior officials from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Australia 21-24 October for trade policy consultations with their Australian counterparts.

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in collaboration with INTSOK – Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners will host the inaugural Norwegian Embassy Annual Business Seminar «Australia: Norwegian Interests and Opportunities» in Perth this October.

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(Left to right) HE General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), HE Ms Unni Kløvstad.

Presentation of Credentials by HE Ms Unni Kløvstad, Ambassador of Norway to Australia

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The Norwegian drama scene is wonderfully varied, and this diversity is reflected by the 17 playwrights presented in Norwegian Drama Now 2014. Culture has been high on the Norwegian government’s agenda over the past decade, which has had a remarkable effect across the arts. Coming from a small country with a language spoken mostly by its 5 million inhabitants, a challenge for contemporary...

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