The Government will work at the international level to promote the removal of subsidies on fuels that are harmful to the environment, exacerbate climate change and undermine sustainable development.

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Norway is increasing its annual support for efforts to eradicate polio from NOK 50 million to NOK 240 million for the next six years. The funding will be channelled through the GAVI Alliance.

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Save the date for the Norwegian-African Business Summit 2014, which will take place in Oslo on the 30th of October.

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'Bring back our girls' movement in Norway met with Foreign Minister Børge Brende on 13 May. 
Photo: M.B.Haga/MFA.

‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by the abductions. Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced...

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Text from Interpol: On 15 and 16 May 2014, the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for West Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire hosted a Workshop on Fisheries Crime in the West African Coastal Region. Organized by INTERPOL’s Environmental Security Sub-Directorate and funded by the government of Norway, the workshop brought together 37 high-level national and international experts in fisheries law enforcement...

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“I am deeply shocked by the terrorist attack on schoolchildren and other innocent people in Yobe in north-eastern Nigeria. Norway condemns both this latest atrocity and the recent violence against people in the neighbouring state of Borno in the strongest possible terms. I am concerned about the lack of security for civilians in these parts of Nigeria, and would like to express my deepest...

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United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Nigeria with the support from the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), has signed a contract with Rogaland Training & Education Centre (RKK) to give students from Nigeria technical education. The goal of the program is to provide young people higher technical education as a petroleum engineer in Oil and Gas related skills.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende is deeply concerned about the arrests of homosexuals in Nigeria and the new law signed by President Goodluck Jonathan that prohibits same-sex marriage and imposes heavy penalties for such marriages, for homosexuality, and for supporting homosexuals.

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Informasjon fra det norske Helsedirektoratet:

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Welcome to the website of the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja!

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Northern lights over the Ersfjord in Tromsø. 
Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen / Innovation Norway .

Experience the northern lights or the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, or visit the world-famous Norwegian fjords, spectacular mountains and glaciers.

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