Category: International relations

Nordic ambassadors joins the Women’s Issues Global perspectives Event in Singapore

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and achieving equality between women and men is embedded in UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Norway is considered to be one of the most gender equal countries in the world. Join Ambassador H.E. Anita Nergaard as she discuss on Women in Leadership at the Women’s Issues Global perspectives…

Ambassador Geelan invited as a speaker at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Ambassador Lecture Series

The Danish Ambassador H.E. Kirsten Geelan has had the honour of being invited as a speaker for an online webinar. As part of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Ambassador Lecture Series 2021 organised by the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, she talked about Denmark as an individual country and being a part of the…

Trade between Denmark and Thailand took off over 163 years ago

The Danish Embassy in Bangkok takes us back in time with this historical fact about Denmark – Thailand trading relations. This week’s ‘DID YOU KNOW’ from the embassy reads: “DID YOU KNOW…? Did you know that trade between Denmark and Thailand really took off after the Friendship, Trade, and Navigation treaty was signed in 1858?…

Norway freezes NOK 65 million bilateral aid to Myanmar

Norway’s Foreign Ministry has announced that the country is freezing its NOK 65 million bilateral aid to Myanmar following the country’s military coup earlier this month. Norway’s aid to the Myanmar people will however continue. The sums frozen primarily include the payment of Norwegian experts involved in the constitution program and to a smaller extent…

NordCham Philippines introduced the judges for the Nordic Sustainable Awards Night

On 18 February 2021 the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines introduced the judges for the Nordic Sustainability Wards Night, in a statement that read: We are counting the days until the Nordic Sustainability Awards Night on 23 February 2021. As of the moment, all the nominations are being reviewed and evaluated. In the…

SwedCham Taipei welcomed February with a new member

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Taipei welcomed their new member in a statement,as follow: We’re pleased to welcome yet another individual member to the ranks of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei. Johan Skarendal is a Taipei-based, self-employed Investor in a variety of businesses. He has years of experience with research program management, working…

Finland issue warnings on China’s espionage

Finland is amongst three countries that have recently expressed deep concern about China’s espionage and political influence in democracies. According to Axios, the concern was expressed through intelligence agencies in the country and also from intelligence agencies in the Netherlands and Canada. Antti Pelttari, director of the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service, stated that “authoritarian…

Finland launched candidacy campaign for the UN Human Rights Council

On 15 February 2021 Finland launched the campaign themes for its candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council. The themes of the Finnish campaign are the rights of women and girls, new technologies and the digital transformation, climate change, and education as a human right. The statement says: Finland is seeking membership of the…