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On Tuesday the 17th of January, the Republic of Korea became the latest donor to join the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) by signing the CAFI Joint Declaration. CAFI is a collaborative partnership between donor partners, and six African countries who work together to emphasize the value of forests in the migration of climate change, the reduction of poverty, and in sustainable...

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As a part of the Arctic Partnership Week 2016 in Busan, organized by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the Norwegian Embassy co-hosted an afternoon session on policy and science cooperation with Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI). The session had both Korean and Norwegian speakers, and attracted a large audience of both foreign and domestic researchers.

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(From the left) Finnish Ambassador Eero Suominen, Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann, Minister of Gender Equality and Family Eunhee Kang, Swedish Ambassador Anne Höglund, and Norwegian Ambassador Jan Ole Grevstad pose for photos after the MOU signing for increased cooperation between the Nordic countries and Korea for gender equality. 
Photo: Embassy of Denmark in Korea.

(SEOUL) The respective embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden in Korea and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) joined hands to host a Policy Forum on Gender Equality on Monday, December 5th at the Press Center in Joong-gu, Seoul.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Seoul is pleased to announce the visit of State Secretary Ms Laila Bokhari of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to South Korea from the 5th to the 7th of December. Ms Bokhari’s visit will highlight the bilateral relationship and good collaboration enjoyed between Norway and South Korea in several areas, among these, gender equality and Arctic research.

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Photo: US Mission Geneva.

Tuesday the 29th of November marks the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day: a day used to celebrate the efforts of and highlight the challenges faced by female human rights defenders around the world. Norway’s commitment to gender equality will be highlighted by State Secretary Laila Bokhari’s visit to the Nordic Gender Policy Forum in Seoul next week.

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On Wednesday the 23rd of November, the Norwegian Ambassador, Jan Grevstad, gave a talk at Gachon University in Seoul, to an audience of international students, and representatives of the student organisation Deajayon. The topic of the talk was the Norwegian engagement with, and ideas surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals, or the Agenda 2030. What are Norway’s interests and priorities...

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy/ Torbjørn Damhaug.

On the 17th of November, the Norwegian youth orchestra Young Strings of Norway held a long anticipated performance in the prestigious Seoul Arts Center. The string orchestra performed a range of works by both Norwegian and international composers, as well as a poignant rendition of the much loved Korean traditional tune Arirang, to the audience’s delight.

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