HE Ms Unni Kløvstad presented her credentials to Fijian President Epeli Nailatikau on Tuesday July 7. Accompanying HE Ms Unni Kløvstad and spouse, was Honorary Consul to Fiji Barrie Sweetman. The rest of the Ambassador's visit will be spent meeting with representatives from Fijian NGOs and civil society. Before western christian missionaries arrived in the 1830s, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman is...

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Globalskolen gir nettbasert undervisning i norsk, samfunnsfag og RLE til born med norsk personnummer som går på lokale eller internasjonale skular i utlandet. Undervisninga er nettbasert og byggjer på norsk læreplan for grunnskulen. Tilbodet er godkjent og delfinansierast av Utdanningsdirektoratet i Noreg, og er tilgjengeleg for born i alderen 6 til 16 år. Skulen har fått stønad for inntil 1 50...

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I Noreg er valdagen for kommunestyre- og fylkestingsvalet 2015 måndag 14. september . Veljarar som ikkje er i Noreg på valdagen den 14. september, kan forhandsstemme i utlandet frå 1. juli til og med 4. september. Dette gjeld både for veljarar som er busett i utlandet, og veljarar som oppheld seg førebels i utlandet. Det er mogleg å forhandsstemme på de fleste norske utanriksstasjonar, det vil ...

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For the attention of Norwegian citizens If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, representatives from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications from Norwegian citizens for passports at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Fremantle on Monday 23 November 2015. Please email the Consulate at Norwegian.Consulate@wilh.com.au  within Wednesday 18 November c.o.b. to make an..

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Meeting with the Governor of NSW. Left to right: Rob Lord, Honorary Consul-General of NSW; His Excellency the General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of NSW; Unni Kløvstad, Ambassador of Norway. 
Photo: Dean Channels | MFA.

Ambassador Kløvstad conducted her offcial visit to the State of New South Wales June 2015. This is the first of the Ambassador's official visits to Australian States & Territories. Find out more below.

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Ambasador Kløvstad and Honorary Consul-General Mr Rob Lord. 
Photo: Dean Channells.

  Mr Rob Lord has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul-General for New South Wales. Mr Lord is a respected CEO and Company director who has experience leading successfully in the ASX 200 publically listed resources companies arena as well as successful leadership of large scale regional businesses in areas of manufacturing and marketing as well as shipping and logistics – working for...

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Dance Information Norway (Danseinformasjonen) is the national information and resource centre for dance, and was established in 1994. In order to give an overview of Norwegian dance artists and promote their work, Dance Information Norway has gathered video trailers and information from approximately 60 Norwegian dance artists. To watch the trailer, please follow this link. This is just a small...

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NGI2. 
Photo: NGI2.

During a visit to Perth, the Ambassador met with the recently opened office of Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). They are a private foundation, and a leading international provider of research and consulting within the engineering geosciences. NGI serves clients globally from its offices in Norway, USA, Australia and a joint venture in Malaysia. Noel Boylan, a principal engineer with NGI...

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Traditional Maori welcoming ceremony

H.E. Ambassador Unni Kløvstad presented her credentials to Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the 3 rd of June. The presenting of credentials included the traditional Maori welcoming ceremony, where H.E. Ambassador Kløvstad was welcomed by the haka . The haka dates back to the days when the Maori were divided into warring tribes, needing to prove their streng...

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The Norwegian Embassy, INTSOK and many Norwegian companies attended the APPEA Conference, Fulfilling our Potential, in Melbourne last week.

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Ambassador Kløvstad meets with Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of New South Wales

Australia remains to be a popular place for Norwegian Students wishing to study overseas. There are around 900 Norwegian students currently studying in Australia.

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende participates in the opening av a girl school in Rafat, West Bank. Photo: Frode O. Andersen/UD. 
Photo: Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende participates in the opening av a girl school in Rafat, West Bank. Photo: Frode O. Andersen/UD.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration. ‘In countries affected by war and crisis, going to school can be one of the most dangerous things a...

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