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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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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende attended the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Vientiane 24-26 July 2016 as guest of the Chair of ASEAN, Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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The Norwegian Government, through its Asia’s strategic partner – the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), supported the ASEM High-Level Conference on “Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: Innovation and Technology for Resilience-Based Sustainable Development”. The conference was held in Da Nang, Vietnam, on 14-15 September 2016.

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The “ClimaViet” project recently held its final workshop in Hanoi, after three years of cooperation on how to adapt agricultural practices to a changing climate, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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Norway hosts the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo from June 21 to 23. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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Norway’s State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Foreign Affairs Ms Tone Skogen paid a visit to Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic 18-19 May and Hanoi, Vietnam 19-20 May. This year Norway celebrates 45 years of diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and 25 years with Lao PDR. The visit illustrated a broad spectrum of issues of common interest and areas of cooperation with both countries.

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