Friday, March 23, 2018

DT 11 / 2016

Norway postpones grant decision for Clinton Foundation until after US election

After two months of deliberations, Norway’s Foreign Ministry says it will wait until after the US presidential election to decide on a NOK 30 million aid grant for a Clinton Foundation project. Documents show that support to the foundation gave Norway international political clout. Diplomats warned against the “signal effect” of ending this cooperation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.  

Finnish minister seeks Nordic cooperation on new financing instruments

Finland’s Development Minister Kai Mykkänen wants Nordic countries to cooperate on new development finance instruments and has put the issue on the agenda ahead of the upcoming Nordic ministers meeting.

Sweden brings feminism into UN Security Council

State Secretary Annika Söder proposes funding cuts for UN peace missions and programmes that fail to take gender equality into account.