On Monday 19th of December, the Partners for Democracy and Good Governance group (PDG), which brings together a group of countries, the UN and the World Bank to discuss issues of democracy, good governance and human rights in Uganda, had the honour of meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. The Right Hon. Kadaga graciously hosted the PDG at Parliament for a wide-ranging discus

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‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Berlin in the strongest possible terms. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Germany in the fight against terrorism. We will never let terrorists destroy our democratic values and our freedom,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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UN-Team, Ministries and Embassy. 
Photo: Astrid Bratli.

UNFPA invited the embassy to a fieldtrip to Northern and Eastern Uganda from the 27th of November to the 1st of December. The trip was set up to look at the initiatives by UN Joint Program on GBV, which is supported by the embassy.

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Photo: Juliane Granly.

Over 100 members of the Norwegian community in Uganda gathered in the ambassador’s residence on Saturday the 3rd of December for a Christmas service by the Norwegian Rev. Chaplain Africa Knut Lyngseth.

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‘The many large-scale, protracted humanitarian crises in the world today have created a tremendous need for emergency aid. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund ensures that aid can quickly reach those who need it when acute crises arise, and provides sorely needed funding for underfunded emergencies. Norway is therefore providing NOK 380 million for this Fund in 2017,’ said Minister of Foreig...

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Ugandiske myndigheter har bekreftet utbrudd av fugleinfluensa på to steder i Uganda; ved Victoriasjøen (Kalangala, i nærheten av Entebbe) og noe lenger sør i landet, Masaka.

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Photo: Astrid Bratli.

The Embassy joined Strømme Foundation (Strømmestiftelsen) to Karamoja and Acholi regions in North-Uganda between 20th and 23rd of November. Strømme Foundation have several education, empowerment and microfinance projects in the area.

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Ambassador Susan Eckey of Norway, Ambassador Deborah Malac of USA, Rt. Honorable Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. 
Photo: Heleen Annemans, UN Women.

The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is a campaign to emphasize on the importance of the issue, as well as boost action and engagement on the issue.

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The Ambassadors of Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland payed a visit to the UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) last week, to inspect the facilities and learn more about the services the centre provides.

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