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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The Sustainable Health Development Centre (VietHealth) recently organised an Advocacy Workshop, to share results of the project “Mental health preparedness in public emergency setting in Vietnam” and discuss lesson learnt, challenges and opportunities to sustain and replicate the results.

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On the occasion of the “ASIA 2016 International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia” in Vientiane, this greeting from Ambassador Siren Gjerme Eriksen was printed in Vientiane Times on 2 March 2016 (text below).

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Philippines - January 8, 2014: Foreign Minister Børge Brende meets local press to discuss Norwegian agricultural aid to victims of the typhoon.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched 18 January 2016 a new strategy for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norwegian State Secretary Morten Høglund was present during the official opening of the ASEAN-Norway Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee (AN-JSCC) in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday 11 December. – This opens new possibilities for both ASEAN and Norway, says the deputy foreign minister.

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The Norwegian ombudsman for children, Ms. Anne Lindboe, participated in a high-level workshop on establishing child right monitoring mechanisms in Bac Giang 6-8 December 2015.

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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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Norwegian businesses in Vietnam, the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi and Innovation Norway. 
Photo: Innovation Norway.

Norwegian businesses in Vietnam gathered in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Thursday 26 November with the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi and Innovation Norway. Developments in the Vietnamese market including free trade agreement and labour standards was discussed.

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