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On the 25th of January 2017 a combined effort of 18 partner countries resulted in the publication of the European Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action program- slow track tender. Read more

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visited Jordan’s capital city Amman on Wednesday, January 11th before traveling on to Palestine and Israel. Read more

Photo: Iselin Shaw of Tordarroch.

A full day learning event in Amman, saw the wrapping up of the “Education for the Future” research project, the overall aim of which has been to promote positive learning environments for Jordanian and Syrian school children in Jordan. Read more

Syrian girls, carrying school bags provided by UNICEF, walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings on their way home from School in Aleppo, March 2015. 
Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús.

‘The bloodbath in Aleppo must stop. Reports from the UN of civilians and aid workers being summarily executed over the last 24 hours give cause for serious concern.‘, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara.

The many large-scale, protracted humanitarian crises in the world today have created a tremendous need for emergency aid, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

PROJECT LAUNCH: Representatives from Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Delegation of the European Union to Jordan and the Sahara Forest Project after planting the first tree on the premises. 
Photo: The Sahara Forest Project.

Norwegian initiative «Sahara Forest Project» launches construction in Aqaba. Project aims to grow vegetables in the desert and to produce 10.000 liters of fresh water every day. Read more

IN FOCUS: Jordanian girls' and women's football has gotten a boost in the last years. Last week, Minister of Culture, Mrs. Linda Hofstad Helleland, showed her support for Norwegian-Jordanian girls' football programs. 
Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

The Norwegian Minister of Culture, Mrs. Linda Hofstad Helleland visited Jordan last week. Varied program includes support for Norwegian-Jordanian girls' football programmes. Read more

WELL DESERVED: Students at the Abd al-Rahman Halhool Boys' School pose with their diplomas that show they have finished the NRC's summer school program. 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman.

The summer school program of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Irbid is uniting Syrian and Jordanian schoolchildren in one classroom. Principal says program is building bridges between Jordanians and Syrians. Read more

Photo: LBJ Library.

Er du student på studie-, praktikantopphold eller lignende i Jordan ønsker ambassaden å komme i kontakt med deg. Read more

SIGNING CEREMONY From left to right: USAID Mission Director Jim Barnhart, H.E. Ambassador Edward Oakden (UK), H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Dr. Mohammed Thneibat, H.E. Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury, Heidi Elburgi Johansen, chargée d’affaires of the Norwegian Embassy and Térence Bileter, chargé d’affaires of the Swiss Embassy. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Together with other donors, Norway on 22 August signed agreements with the Jordanian government on support to the education sector. Read more

SHARING EXPERIENCES: Representatives from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman in discussion with community center leaders, and UN representatives. 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman.

Representatives from the Norwegian Embassy visited a community center for women in Khaldieh in the Mafraq region August 3rd. Read more

Photo: Alberto Hugo Rojas.

The Kingdom of Norway has contributed an additional US$3 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

'The people of Iraq are in urgent need of aid. Norway is already providing a considerable amount of humanitarian assistance to the region. We are now increasing our support to Iraq by NOK 50 million, to a total of NOK 325 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is today attending the Pledging Conference in support of Iraq in Washington, DC. Read more

Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara.

Foreign Minister Børge Brende has condemned the terrorist attack in Baghdad late on Saturday in the strongest possible terms. Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway and the US are joining forces in a further initiative to support mine clearance, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday. Read more

Last updated: 15.06.2016 // 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. Read more

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. Read more

‘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. Read more

Den norske ambassaden i Amman har gleden av å invitere alle nordmenn i Jordan med deres familier til tradisjonell 17. mai-feiring i anledning grunnlovsdagen. Read more