Norwegian Books at Seoul International Book Fair . 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.Norwegian Books at Seoul International Book Fair . Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy

The 22nd Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), organized by the Korean Publishers Association, took place last week June 15-19 at Coex. This was the first time the Norwegian Embassy participated in the book fair.

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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Syrian school girls in Aleppo . 
Photo: Unicef Norge .

‘Norway is entering into a multi-year cooperation agreement with UNICEF, and will provide up to NOK 400 million for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries. This is a follow-up to the donor conference for Syria earlier this year. It will give UNICEF greater predictability in its efforts to help children and young people,’ said Minister of Foreign affairs Børge Brende.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Kristalina Georgieva, Eu, at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul . 
Photo: Astrid Sehl/UD.

A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, will be launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today. ‘The aim is to increase access to education for children and young people in emergencies. This is important not only for the individuals concerned, but also for the future of the countries they are living in. Norway is providing up to NOK 100 million for the first...

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Parade on Haeundae Beach in Busan . 
Photo: Torbjørn Jacobsen .

The Norwegian Constitution Day was celebrated the 15th of May by around 420 participants in Busan. The celebration consisted of traditional May 17th food, a parade along Haeundae beach, concerts, speeches, and fun activities for children.

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Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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Ambassaden i Seoul og konsulatet i Busan inviterer til nytt møte om sikkerhet og beredskap for bedrifter i Sør-Korea.

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