"The goal is that all children and young people in countries affected by crisis should be able to go to school by 2030," said Mr Brende. Photo: MFA Norway

A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, was launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul 23 May 2016. ‘The aim is to increase access to education for children and young people in emergencies. This is important not only for the individuals concerned, but also for the future of the countries they are living in. Norway is providing up to NOK 100 million for the fir...

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The Minister of Education H.E. Shiferaw Shiguteand and State Secretary Tone Skogen.

The Minister of Education H.E. Shiferaw Shigute, Minister of State for General Education H.E.Dr. Tilaye Gete and a delegation from the Ministry of education last week met with State Secretary Tone Skogen in Oslo.

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The Nordic Film Festival was organized by the Embassies of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, in cooperation with the student association Yellow Movement and the Goethe-Institut. 
Photo: Nordic Film Festival Addis Ababa.

On May 9-13, the Nordic Embassies in Addis Ababa hosted the first Nordic Film Festival in Addis Ababa, with the theme “Women’s Empowerment”. The festival was a success and we thank everyone who came to Goethe-Institut to watch the different screenings.

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Photo: RNE.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,May 10, 2016. The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Partners Group—including representatives of Canada, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, the African Union Commission, the European Union, the IGAD Partners Forum and the United Nations—have met to discuss...

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Photo: RNE.

Den norske ambassaden i Addis Abeba vil feire Norges nasjonaldag tirsdag 17. mai kl.13.00-15.00. Det vil bli norsk mat og drikke, 17.mai-leker for barna og god stemning.

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Media Freedom. 
Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe.

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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Participants drawn from the Norwegain Embassy, UNICEF and UNFPA attended the presentation. . 
Photo: RNE.

Norway has been supporting the “Rights based approach to adolescents and youth development” Program- jointly implemented by UNICEF and UNFPA. The overall purpose of the programme is to build the capacity of adolescents and young girls and boys through the provision of improved sexual reproductive health/HIV services, as claim holders and capacitate youth running organizations, parents, and...

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Norway is allocating an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia. 
Photo: RNE/MHAM.

The drought in Ethiopia is having enormous consequences for the population. More than 15 million people are now dependent on food aid. ‘The number of people who need food aid may rise dramatically if the international community fails to provide enough aid quickly enough. Norway is now allocating an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge...

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Sikkerhetssituasjonen i Gambella er svært spent og uoversiktlig. Dersom man vurderer reise til Gambella, må man oppdatere seg på sikkerhetssituasjonen før avreise og gjerne ta kontakt med ambassaden for mer informasjon.

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