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The Embassy is supporting Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) and Arctic Dialogue. Read more

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. Read more

SHARING DATA: Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, His Excellency Kjell Tormod Pettersen, launching a new Regional Database System (RDS) at the ICIMOD conference “Mountain People Adapting to Change”. 
Photo: ICIMOD.

The ICIMOD conference “Mountain People Adapting to Change” boosting awareness on adaption to climate change in the Himalayas. Read more

A Temporary Learning Centers under construction. 
Photo: Save the Children.

With close to 70,000 children being affected by the floods in the Mid-West Nepal, the Norwegian Embassy has agreed to support Save the Children's education program in emergencies. Read more

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. Read more

NEW FRAMEWORK: Energy+ and SE4ALL join hands to achieve the goal of sustainable energy to all. 
Photo: Jan Eriksen.

Two global initiatives join hands to achieve the goal of sustainable energy to all. A new Energy+ Framework Document singed with the government. Read more

UN STANDARDS: Norwegian Auditor General Mr. Per-Kristian Foss with his Nepali counterpart Mr. Bhanu Prasad Acharya, talking to the press at a press conference summing up Mr. Foss' visit to Nepal. – It is important that Nepal comply with the UN resolution no. A/66/209 on independence of Supreme Audit Institutions, he emphasised. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

The Norwegian Auditor General emphasised the importance of an independent Auditor General during his four-day visit to Nepal. Read more

MANY PROPOSALS: 25 proposals were submitted for the Norwegian Embassy's new pilot programme 'Promoting quality of education for girls and marginalised children in Terai'. Kamla Bisht, Lena Hasle and Bhola Dahal at the Norwegian Embassy are encourraged by the high interest for the new polit. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

The Embassy has recieved 25 applications for a new pilot programme entitled 'Promoting quality of education for girls and marginalised children in Terai'. Read more

The Auditor General of Norway, Mr. Per-Kristian Foss. 
Photo: Riksrevisjonen.

The Norwegian Auditor General, Mr. Per-Kristian Foss, visits Nepal 2 – 5 September 2014 on an official invitation from the Auditor General of Nepal. Read more

The panel consisted of national and international experts, each presenting a different perspective on the topic. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

Inclusiveness, Specificity and Flexibility are key principles to an enduring constitution, according to Professor Tom Ginsburg who was one of the guest speakers at a seminar regarding the drafting of constitutions. Read more

Glacial melt in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: Climate change is causing significant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. http://www.grida.no/photolib/detail/khumbu-glacier-sagarmatha-national-park-nepal_ce2d. 
Photo: Wenzel Prokosch.

- Increased knowledge and capacity is one of the most important tools we have to mitigate the effects of climate change, Norwegian ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen said in his speech at Arendalsuka 14th August. Read more

STEP BY STEP: Nepali expertise is highly appreciated while building stone steps along hiking routes in Norway. 
Photo: Marit Bakke.

Nepalis are building new stone steps along the famous hiking trail to the top of Gaustadtoppen in Norway. Read more

Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr.Kjell Tormod Pettersen (left) and Mr.Bishnu Bahadur K.C., President of Transparency International (TI) Nepal. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

Norway continues support to TI Nepal for a new project titled “Building national integrity in Nepal”, aiming at reducing public sector corruption. Read more

WOMEN AND PEACEBUILDING:  Promoting women’s inclusion in peace and security issues is a priority for the Norwegian Government. 
Photo: MIREST Nepal .

- Women’s long-term work for peacebuilding must get recognition, visibility and support, Ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen said speaking at a seminar on Peace Building and Women’s Participation. Read more

GIRL'S EDUCATION IMPORTANT: Education is a prioritised sector for Norway’s development cooperation with Nepal, with high priority to education for girls. 
Photo: Lena Hasle.

– Education is key to reducing poverty, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The Norwegian Government doubles its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict. Read more

Before the local authorities didn’t trust the youth, but today they do. Youth Peace Councils promote peace among youth and in their communities. Read more

LEARNING BY DOING: Students take part in both theoretical and practical training.

Norwegian support to vocational training fosters local enterprise and builds capacities in the hydropower industry. Read more

– A time for reflecting upon the key values of our democracy, said Ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen. Read more

GAI JATRA: From the pride parade in Kathmandu in August 2013.

The 200th anniversity of the Norwegian Constitution was celebrated alongside the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Read more

ELECTIONS 2013: Voters waiting in line in Kanchanpur District.

Ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen emphasised the instrumental role played by elections observers on the occassion of the release of the 2013 CA Elections Observation Report. Read more