Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania |

L. Linkevičius discusses situation in Sahel, ways to step up climate diplomacy in Brussels

In the context of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Mali and Sahel, the Council discussed the EU’s role as a leading partner in the region

On 20 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, which focused on the situation in Sahel and climate diplomacy. In the context of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Mali and Sahel, the Council discussed the EU’s role as…

Source: European Parliament |

Parliament President Sassoli to meet Fayez Al-Sarraj today at 14:30

The meeting is taking place during a visit by Mr Al-Sarraj to Brussels to discuss the ongoing situation in Libya with various EU leader

EP President David Sassoli will meet Fayez Al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, today at 14:30. The meeting is taking place during a visit by Mr Al-Sarraj to Brussels to discuss the ongoing situation in Libya with various EU…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN asks the world to invest $29 billion in humanity in 2020

Protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and crumbling economies have pushed millions to the brink of survival

A record 168 million people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2020; protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and crumbling economies have pushed millions to the brink of survival; humanitarian organizations today present their plans for how to respond and what it will cost. The United Nations in collaboration…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary |

An agreement is required with Africa that facilitates the region’s population retention capacity

Hungary is not prepared to support the document if it includes any refence at all to the global compacts for migration or on refugees

“Hungary is only prepared to support an EU agreement with the countries of Africa that concerns the funding of effective repatriation policies and facilitates the region’s population retention capacity”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI from Brussels on Monday.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

EU development ministers discuss reform of development funding

At Finland’s initiative, development ministers will hold a lunch meeting to discuss education in Africa from the viewpoint of gender equality

The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) will meet in Brussels on 25 November. Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will represent Finland at the meeting. The Foreign Affairs Council will discuss the reform of the EU’s financial architecture for development. Growing financing needs in Africa, population growth,…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

A historic moment as the Ethiopian Parliament goes blue to mark World Children’s Day

Ethiopia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991 and it has also incorporated into domestic laws

On the eve of World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November, the House of Peoples’ Representatives lights up in blue to signify Ethiopia’s support for child rights. Countries across the world are lighting up their national landmark buildings…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Foreign Involvement in Libya Must be Stopped, Top Official Tells Security Council, Describing ‘Race Against Time’ to Reach Peaceful Solution, Spare Lives

Arms Embargo Impacting Government Efforts to Protect Civilians While Militias Easily Get Weapons, Says Libyan Foreign Minister

Growing foreign involvement in Libya must be stopped as the toll of civilian casualties rises and diplomats “race against time” to convene an international conference as a bridge to intra-Libyan talks, reach a peaceful solution and spare many lives, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today. “Once invited…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

European Union – Republic of Seychelles Joint Press Release

EU and the Seychelles conclude negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement

On 22 October 2019, the EU and the Seychelles have concluded negotiations for a new Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a new Protocol that will strengthen their cooperation in the fisheries field for the next six years.  The agreement marks a new important milestone of the long-standing bilateral cooperation…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Didier Reynders confirms Belgium’s commitment to the Children and Armed Conflict agenda

The event welcomes accomplished mediators and child protection experts with experience in all four corners of the world

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders invited a group of high-level experts at the Egmont Palace in Brussels to discuss the importance of including child protection issues in peace negotiations. Belgium has played a leading role in this field for years and remains…

The Government of Norway
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • From left: Ambassador of Belgium, H.E. Mr Frank Arnauts, Ambassador of Croatia, H.E. Ms Andrea Gustović-Ercegovac, Ambassador of Colombia, H.E. Ms Angela Montoya Holguín and Ambassador of Uganda, H.E. Ms Nimisha Jayant Madhvani. Credit: Tonje Røed. MFA
  • All (1)
Source: The Government of Norway |

New ambassadors from Belgium, Croatia, Colombia and Uganda

Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 17 October 2019. The ambassadors are: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Mr Frank Arnauts Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Ms Andrea Gustović-Ercegovac Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia, H.E.…