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Norway supports competition how to fight marine garbage in Vietnam and Thailand

The United Nation Development (UNDP) Vietnam announced an invitation for all to participate in a challenge aiming to stop marine litter in Halong Bay and Koh Samui, funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 19 June 2020. The statement said: “Join us for the launch of the ENDING PLASTIC POLLUTION INNOVATION CHALLENGE (or EPPIC)…

Norway to join UN Security Council in 2021-22

The Royal Embassy of Norway in Kuala lumpur, along with other Norwegian embassies in ASEAN countries published various thank you notes to all UN members for elected Norway as a member of the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 period. The statement from the Norwegian embassy in Kuala Lumpur said: “Today, Norway was elected as…

NordCham Philippines announced new health protocal for Midsummer 2020 celebration

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) in the Philippines announced a new health protocal to celebrate the upcoming annual Midsummer tradition to all their members on 18 June 2020. The physical event will be at Makati Garden Club with limited numbers of guests and via Zoom call / Facebook live as online gathering. The statement…

Health ministers from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Singapore shared ideas on digital Covid-19-response

Health Ministers and senior government officials from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Singapore attended a ministerial virtual discussion in the CogX 2020 Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI and Emerging Technologies, held from 8 to 10 June 2020. The summit was a gathering of leaders from industry, government and academia to address the topic “How…

Global seafood industry affected after Coronavirus found in China

Norway along with the global seafood industry will sustain a temporary impact after the latest coronavirus detected in Beijing’s Fengtai district on 13 June 2020, causing salmon sales to be suspended nationwide, analysts said. The virus was detected on a chopping board used by a seller of imported salmon at Fengtai’s Xinfadi market, which led…

Kongsberg Digital delivers first K-Sim Fast Craft simulators to Singapore Police Coast Guard’s Training Centre

Singapore Police Coast Guard’s Training Centre has now started regular training on four new Kongsberg simulators which was delivered end of last year. The four high-speed craft simulators are capable of replicating different boat types, all of which will be integrated with weapon capabilities for full-scale tactical training. The four installed simulators are supplied under…

Embassy of Denmark Vietnam invites all to explore ideas for Nordic Project grant

The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam published an announcement on 12 June 2020, inviting all to participate in a Nordic Talk Grant. The statement said: “If you have an idea for a Nordic project, which could help place the Nordics in the minds of the worlds, you could consider applying for a Nordic Talks…

Norway to help Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines tackle waste and pollution

The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on 8 June 2020 that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) would fund two environment-projects. The projects will tackle waste and plastic pollution – both at land and sea. “Plastic is…

Norway and UN Women signed agreement in supporting women, peace and development

On 4 June 2020, the Norwegian ambassador to Myanmar, Tone Tinnes and UN Women’s Regional Director Mr. Mohammad Naciri agreed to continue successful cooperation on women, peace and development in Mon, Kayin and Kayah States and signed a new two-year agreement. The new agreement also includes strengthening women’s leadership and participation in the COVID-19 response…