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Between 20 and 29 September governments from around the world, including Norway and Australia’s, will meet in New York to discuss our common future engagements in the United Nations, especially in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030. Norway’s priorities for this year’s United Nations General Assembly are clear and we will work closely with the UN on: the... Read more

Ambassador Kløvstad joins with thousands of ‘Brisbanites’ to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Brisbane Scandinavian Festival. Read more

Together with the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, Yara President and CEO, Svein Tore Holsether, and Orica CEO Alberto Calderon, Ambassador Kløvstad participated in the opening the world first modular ammonium nitrate plant in Karratha, Western Australian. Read more

Photo: Fram Museum Oslo, Norway.

Norway’s Antarctic Explorer Roald Amundsen Returns To Hobart In An Australia First Exhibition Read more

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

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

In the true spirit of Norwegian Constitution Day, May 17th was celebrated in several cities and towns throughout Australia. Traditional celebration of the world’s second oldest constitution still in active use includes dressing up in the Norwegian national costume, the Bunad, eating lots of sausages, cake and ice cream and participating in a citizens’ parade. Read more

Photo: John Cairns, Abelprisen.

British mathematician Sir Andrew J. Wiles will receive the 2016 Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in the University of Oslo’s aula on the 24th of May. Read more

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On Tuesday 17 May, Norway celebrates its Constitution Day. This is a special day for Norwegians and Friends of Norway, with celebrations all over Norway and abroad. Read more

The Norwegian government places high priority on education in its development and humanitarian policy. The aim of Norway’s funding efforts for education is to promote economic development, democratisation and the implementation of human rights, thus contributing towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

The Norwegian government places high priority on education in its development and humanitarian policy. The aim of Norway’s funding efforts for education is to promote economic development, democratisation and the implementation of human rights, thus contributing towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy Canberra.

Australia and Norway share a deep interest and responsibility in maintaining the Antarctic as a peaceful and cooperative space for science and research. Our countries are two of the original claimant states and we cooperate closely in the Antarctic Treaty System and within CCAMLR (convention to ensure sustainable management of the resources in the Southern Ocean). We also share polar history. T... Read more

Join Norwegian and Scandinavian organisations across Australia and New Zealand to celebrate Constitution Day on 17 May 2016. Read more

Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy Canberra.

Ambassdor Unni Kløvstad was invited to officially open the new HQ of the Norwegian company Ekornes in Sydney this week. Ekornes is one of Scandinavias’s largest producer of furniture with a global outreach, including Australia and New Zealand. Ekornes’ Stressless chair has become one of the best known names in the furniture industry. Read more

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. Read more