Meeting with the Governor of NSW. Left to right: Rob Lord, Honorary Consul-General of NSW; His Excellency the General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of NSW; Unni Kløvstad, Ambassador of Norway. 
Photo: Dean Channels | MFA.Meeting with the Governor of NSW. Left to right: Rob Lord, Honorary Consul-General of NSW; His Excellency the General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of NSW; Unni Kløvstad, Ambassador of Norway. Photo: Dean Channels | MFA

Ambassador Kløvstad conducted her offcial visit to the State of New South Wales June 2015. This is the first of the Ambassador's official visits to Australian States & Territories. Find out more below.

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Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafza...

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For the attention of Norwegian citizens If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, representatives from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications from Norwegian citizens for passports at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Fremantle on Monday 23 November 2015. Please email the Consulate at Norwegian.Consulate@wilh.com.au  within Wednesday 18 November c.o.b. to make an..

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Elias. 
Photo: Elias.

The little Norwegian rescue boat Elias sails into the English speaking markets. This week Elias; Rescue Team Adventures made its premiere on Netflix USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. Netflix has acquired its first Norwegian children´s series for these markets, and the very established national property thus takes the step into a new international league. The charming...

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Ambasador Kløvstad and Honorary Consul-General Mr Rob Lord. 
Photo: Dean Channells.

  Mr Rob Lord has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul-General for New South Wales. Mr Lord is a respected CEO and Company director who has experience leading successfully in the ASX 200 publically listed resources companies arena as well as successful leadership of large scale regional businesses in areas of manufacturing and marketing as well as shipping and logistics – working for...

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Dance Information Norway (Danseinformasjonen) is the national information and resource centre for dance, and was established in 1994. In order to give an overview of Norwegian dance artists and promote their work, Dance Information Norway has gathered video trailers and information from approximately 60 Norwegian dance artists. To watch the trailer, please follow this link. This is just a small...

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Flickr/Christopher Penn/ 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) . 
Photo: Flickr/Christopher Penn/ 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) .

I Norge er valgdagen for kommunestyrevalget og fylkestingsvalget 2015 mandag 14. september . Velgere som ikke er i Norge på valgdagen den 14. september, kan forhåndsstemme i utlandet fra 1. juli til og med 4. september. Dette gjelder både for velgere som er bosatt i utlandet, og velgere som oppholder seg midlertidig i utlandet. Det er mulig å forhåndsstemme på de fleste norske utenriksstasjoner...

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Traditional Maori welcoming ceremony

H.E. Ambassador Unni Kløvstad presented her credentials to Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the 3 rd of June. The presenting of credentials included the traditional Maori welcoming ceremony, where H.E. Ambassador Kløvstad was welcomed by the haka . The haka dates back to the days when the Maori were divided into warring tribes, needing to prove their streng...

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The Norwegian Embassy, INTSOK and many Norwegian companies attended the APPEA Conference, Fulfilling our Potential, in Melbourne last week.

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Ambassador Kløvstad meets with Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of New South Wales

Australia remains to be a popular place for Norwegian Students wishing to study overseas. There are around 900 Norwegian students currently studying in Australia.

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende participates in the opening av a girl school in Rafat, West Bank. Photo: Frode O. Andersen/UD. 
Photo: Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende participates in the opening av a girl school in Rafat, West Bank. Photo: Frode O. Andersen/UD.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration. ‘In countries affected by war and crisis, going to school can be one of the most dangerous things a...

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The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), launched the report  Global Overview 2015: people internally displaced by conflict and violence. The report stipulated that a record-breaking 38 million people have been displaced within their own country by conflict or violence in 2014, a 4.7 million increase compared to 2013. Director of the IDM

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