Photo: Nancy Bundt/ Innovation Norway.Photo: Nancy Bundt/ Innovation Norway

This tradition was introduced by King Haakon in 1906, and today the 17th of May and the children’s parade are virtually synonymous.

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The Pakistani authorities have confirmed reports that Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Leif Holger Larsen, has died in a helicopter crash in the country.

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‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Norwegian author Gabi Gleichmann is in Israel this week after an invitation from the Jerusalem International Book Fair. Gabi insists on being a Norwegian author despite the fact that he is Hungarian born Jew who grew up in the Swedish capital Stockholm.

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Norway’s ambassador to Poland, Karsten Klepsvik, in front of the Museum’s donor wall.
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Photo: Norwegian Embassy, Poland.

Norway is a proud donor of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews officially opened in Warsaw today in the presence of the Polish and Israeli presidents.

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Spring and summer of 2015 marks an upswing in Norwegian cultural activities in Israel. April and May is dedicated to film, June to music and the opening of Ann Lislegaard exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

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Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/UD.

Norway is providing NOK 38 million for shelter for families who lost their homes as a result of the conflict in Gaza in 2014. ‘The winter weather in Gaza is creating huge problems for the families who do not have proper homes. Conditions for the most vulnerable people urgently need to be improved,’ commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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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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Det har vært rakettangrep i grensestrøkene mellom Libanon, Syria og Israel. Det bør utvises stor forsiktighet i området. Ambassaden anbefaler reisende til å holde seg løpende orientert om utviklingen gjennom mediene og lytte til lokale myndigheters råd.

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