Tag: Ulla Tørnæs

Danish Ministers: Reuters reporters should be released

The Danish Foreign Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation react after two Reuters journalists have been sentenced to imprisonment in Myanmar. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen and Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs express critism after Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in Myanmar. “They…

Denmark invest 25m in China, 22m in Vietnam to reduce CO2

Denmark is now investing DKK 115m in a series of new energy partnerships with Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa and China, which together are expected to account for the world’s largest share of increase in CO2 emissions in the coming years. Denmark’s 40 years of experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency will help facilitate the…

Novo Nordisk focus on lifestyle diseases in Vietnam

  The improving living standards are affecting the health and disease patterns in Vietnam. There is a rapid increase in non-infectious diseases and lifestyle diseases such as cancer and diabetes. An estimate from 2011 said that 1.6 million people have diabetes in Vietnam, and by 2030 this number is estimated to reach 3.4 million. This was a…

Minister goes Viking biking, discuss equality and environment in Jakarta

Biking through the streets of Jakarta to promote a more climate friendly way of commuting, signing agreements on government cooperation on water and waste management, talking interreligious dialogue and women in Islam, promoting youth engagement and protecting rainforests. Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, had a busy schedule on her four day visit to…