Women line up to vote in the 2013 Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections, KanchanpurWomen line up to vote in the 2013 Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections, Kanchanpur

Norway is a committed development partner to Nepal. Our key areas of cooperation are education, good governance and renewable energy. In 2013, Norway granted a total of NOK 181 million (approximately USD 30 million) in development aid to Nepal.

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Flag of the European Union. Photo: EU

In the light of a misleading article that appeared in Républica's 27 January edition ('We met Raut on human rights grounds: envoys') EU Ambassadors and Norway take the opportunity to clarify the background of the referred meeting with Hon'ble Foreign Minister Pandey.

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Flag of the United Nations. Photo: UN

The Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu supports the joint statement made by the UN Resident Coordinator on behalf of the international community in Nepal.

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Youth play an important role in the peace process. Reintegration of youth has therefore been a priority of STPP. 
Photo: GIZ.

Reintegration of the former combatants to communities, and to prepare them for civilian life has been the main task for the project “Support of Measures to Strengthen the Peace Process in Nepal”, co-funded by Norway and Germany. The project is now completed with positive results.

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A greeting from the Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H. E. Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen.

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“Your field of expertise will only be more crucial in the years to come”, Gulbrandsen said to the experts gathered at the Conference. . 
Photo: Bibek Chapagain.

Nepal Tunnelling Association (NTA) organized its first Nepal Tunneling Conference 2014 on 19 December 2014, gathering all tunnel professionals and sharing experiences for development in Nepal through tunneling. Deputy Head of Mission, Håkon Gulbrandsen gave the opening speech at the Conference.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende launching the white paper on Human Rights in foreign policy. 
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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