Tag: Philippines

Denmark, Sweden partners in film festival in Manila to support UNPD sustainability goals

Embassy of Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Austrian and German in Manila collaborated together with the support of the UNDP Philippines, Film Development Council of Philippines  for the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Documentary Film Fest,In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day on 10th December,  offering free screening to public from 6-8 December 2019. The first of…

Swedish embassy in Manila contributed to minimize violence against women

Respeto Naman campaign is a collaboration of the Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines, SPARK! Philippines, the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo, the United Nations, Empower, Terre des Hommes through Girls Advocacy Alliance, and Para sa Saning. Link The campaign officially started on 21st November 2019, and focuses on the issues of rape and…

Norwegian ships will continue hiring seafarers from the Philippines

Mr. Harald Solberg, chief executive officer of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA), says the Norwegian shipowners will continue to hire seafarers from the Philippines. Mr. Solberg expressed his optimism in an interview with the Philippines TV Channel ANC which is also available on Youtube. But don’t expect a boost in hiring anytime soon, he added.…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting

From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…

Philippines: Ceasefire ahead of peacetalks in Norway

On 25 July, the Philippines newly elected President, Rodrigo Duterte, called for an unilateral ceasefire  between government forces and communist rebels, effective immiediately. The ceasefire was declared ahead of peace talks in Oslo from 20 to 27 August this year. The President proclaimed the ceasefire in his first ‘State Of the Nation Address’ before a joint Congress.…