Today we commemorate that we are One humanity, with a shared responsibility.

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Photo: CEDA event, Jason McCormack Photography.

Norway is recognised around the world for having worked hard in order to promote gender equality. It has been a priority for successive Norwegian Governments from both sides of politics.

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Photo: Photo: UN.

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People the Norwegian Embassy wishes to pay a special tribute to the Sámi, Maori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, indigenous to Norway, New Zealand and Australia, respectively. This International Day promotes the Indigenous agenda across the world.

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Photo: Hilde Grande | SBS Norwegian .

After a very successful season, the 2016 Scandinavian Film Festival is coming to a close in Australia.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented plans for a new comprehensive Ocean Strategy at the Ocean Conference in Bergen 31 May 2016.

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

In true Scandinavian style, the Scandinavian Australian Association (SAA) is organizing a Midsummer celebration in Canberra on Saturday June 25th. Midsummer (Sankthansaften in Norwegian) is an ancient festival celebrating both the Summer Solstice and St. John the Baptist.

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During peak seasons, visa applications can take up to 30 days to process.

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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In its capacity as Contact Point Embassy for NATO in Australia, the Norwegian Embassy facilitated a visit by senior officials from NATO HQ in Brussels to Canberra, The Embassy also co-organised a public seminar at the ANU on the upcoming NATO Summit on Warsaw.

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Ambassador Unni Kløvstad presented her credentials to the Queens Representative of the Cook Islands, Mr Tom Marsters, on 18 May

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For the attention of Norwegian citizens: A representative from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications for passport from Norwegian citizens at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Fremantle on Tuesday 6 September 2016. If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, please email the Consulate at Norwegian.Consulate@wilh.com.au  within c.o.b. Wednesday 31 

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What are the opportunities and obstacles for women reaching leadership roles in foreign services? Representatives from Australia, Japan, the USA and Norway addressed national experiences in a recent DFAT-hosted event.

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