Category: Norway

Indonesia and Norway set recommendations for new UN secretary-general

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Indonesia is working with Norway in compiling a set recommendations called the UN70 Initiative, says Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi. The initiative was launched by Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in February 2015 and as the new UN secretary-general is expected to take office on January 1st 2017, he or she is urged…

Norway’s government helps ‘green economy’ in Indonesia

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The Government of Norway is assisting South Korea-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in preparing a 18,5 million dollar budget and a team of experts to launch ‘green economy’ projects in Indonesia until 2019. “We want to help improve the ratio of renewable power plants in Indonesia. This is the future of the energy business […] Helping…

DTAC boss ready to expand wings

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After focusing solely on mobile for many years, CEO of Norwegian DTAC, Lars Norling, says the company is now looking at new areas, but he has declined to specify what businesses Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator will pursue in today’s rapidly changing environment. “We’re open to exploring new business opportunities,” he told the Bangkok Post. But Mr. Norling insisted…

Vietnamese art and photos on display in Oslo

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In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Norway diplomatic ties, Vietnamese art performances and photo exhibitions were held in the capital of Norway, Oslo. Tone Skogen, State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that the countries cooperation in field like climate change, gender equality and culture. Representatives from the Norwegian Government, organisations…

Norwegian Ambassador at Conference on Sustainable Development in Asia

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On Tuesday 20 September 2016, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) hosted a conference titled ‘Power, vulnerability and agency in disaster risk reduction: A knowledge-exchange for sustainable development in Asia’ at Swissôtel Nai Lert in Bangkok. The conference aimed to bring together disaster management authorities, women and social affairs departments, geo-spatial data institutions and NGOs to…