Saturday, October 19, 2019

News / DT 7 / 2007

Report: strict separation of military and civilian efforts

 
A report commissioned by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry calls for “a clear separation" between security and military mandates in the Faryab province in Afghanistan, where Norwegian forces are located.
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Norway targets top UN jobs

 
Norway has an aggressive strategy to recruit nationals to key field positions in the UN system. A process is underway to select a handful of Norwegians for a career as head of UNDP or OCHA at country level.
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Growing NATO support for Dutch-Norwegian Afghanistan initiative

 
Several NATO countries want to work with Norway and the Netherlands along the principles outlined in the joint Dutch-Norwegian letter that was circulated to the members ahead of their meeting in Oslo last week.
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Joint Dutch-Norwegian move to boost civilian efforts in Afghanistan

 
When foreign ministers of the defense alliance NATO gathered in Oslo last week for an informal meeting, the Netherlands and Norway put development and security in Afghanistan high on the agenda.
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Minister Carlsson presses Vietnam on hydro damages in Cambodia

 
Swedish Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson has offered core funding to the Mekong River Commission in exchange for more political engagement by the governments. But she expresses concern about unresolved transboundary conflicts between Vietnam and Cambodia related to hydropower.
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No signal from Rice on softening US bank boycott of Palestine

 
Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre received no signals that the United States will lift bank restrictions on the Palestinian government when he met US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Oslo in late April.
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Jan Egeland takes on helm of NUPI

 
The Board of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) has appointed Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General and former Under-Secretary General Jan Egeland as the new Director of the institute.
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In Beijing, Tørnæs raises China’s role in Africa

 
China has for the first time officially rejected Western interference in the country’s increasing aid and trade cooperation in the African continent, the the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten reports.
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