In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, mangrove forests are disappearing due to coastal erosion, expansion of shrimp farming and cutting of trees for construction and firewood. This a severe threat to coastal communities that rely on mangroves for food, jobs and protection against extreme weather. Norway has provided more than USD 350.000 (NOK 3 million) to support mangrove restoration in the Mekong Delta,...

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Today, on December 10, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos will receive the Nobel Peace Prize of 2016 in Oslo.

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25 November 1971 is a memorable milestone for Norwegian-Vietnamese relations, as the day when diplomatic ties were established 45 years ago. Since then, the two countries have developed a multifaceted relationship within areas such as trade, investment, education, environment and climate change, energy, governance, fisheries, human rights and gender equality.

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The main representative organisation for Norwegian employers with companies ranging from small family-owned businesses to multi-national companies, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO) has established a cooperation with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on social dialogue.

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Photo: Berit Roald.

Ambassaden oppfordrer norske borgere som oppholder seg i Vietnam eller Laos for en kortere eller lengre periode å registrere seg på Reiseregistrering.no

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In December 2012, Norway and Vietnam signed a Joint Declaration on collaboration in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). The declaration emphasizes forest sector reform, reducing the illegal trade in timber and active participation of local communities and ethnic minorities in forest governance.

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Norway together with Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico have worked together on the initiative "UN70: A New Agenda" to address the challenges the United Nations meet in the efforts to promote peace, human rights and development. The countries have come up with five key recommendations for the next UN Secretary-General.

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