Photo: US Mission Geneva.Photo: US Mission Geneva

Tuesday the 29th of November marks the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day: a day used to celebrate the efforts of and highlight the challenges faced by female human rights defenders around the world. Norway’s commitment to gender equality will be highlighted by State Secretary Laila Bokhari’s visit to the Nordic Gender Policy Forum in Seoul next week.

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On Wednesday the 23rd of November, the Norwegian Ambassador, Jan Grevstad, gave a talk at Gachon University in Seoul, to an audience of international students, and representatives of the student organisation Deajayon. The topic of the talk was the Norwegian engagement with, and ideas surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals, or the Agenda 2030. What are Norway’s interests and priorities...

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy/ Torbjørn Damhaug.

On the 17th of November, the Norwegian youth orchestra Young Strings of Norway held a long anticipated performance in the prestigious Seoul Arts Center. The string orchestra performed a range of works by both Norwegian and international composers, as well as a poignant rendition of the much loved Korean traditional tune Arirang, to the audience’s delight.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

On Monday the 31st of October, and Tuesday the 1st of November, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Seafood Council, in collaboration with Finnish counterpart FinPro, invited Norwegian, Finnish and Korean businesses to participate in the 2016 Nordic Food and Beverage promotional event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Friday the 21st of October marked the annual celebration of Norway Day - an event put on by the Norwegian Embassy every year, to highlight the important and friendly business relationship between Norwegian and Korean partners.

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Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo. 
Photo: Chris Brown/flickr.

‘I would like to congratulate this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Arctic Iceberg. 
Photo: Drew Avery/flickr.

On Monday the 19th of September, the Arctic Council celebrates its 20th Anniversary as the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues.

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