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18.03.2017

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Sami Parliament in Norway, which represents the indigenous Sami people, also known as Lapps in English, has convinced the second largest pension fund of the country, the public sector sign, to divest from companies linked to the controversial Dakota Access pipeline project. This act aims to express solidarity to Native… »

19.12.2016

Banks Start to Divest From Dakota Access Pipeline

Banks Start to Divest From Dakota Access Pipeline

The Global Month of Actions, targeting the banks behind the pipeline started on December 1st, but in November the Indigenous people have already obtained an important victory in Norway, when two major investors decided to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline. Odin Fund Management, one of Norway’s leading fund managers,… »

11.12.2016

Roots Action: “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

Roots Action:  “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

“…Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions…”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down… »

11.12.2016

Nobel Peace Watch: “Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Nobel Peace Watch:  “Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Summons for Criminal Investigation – Henry Kissinger: “We wish to draw your attention to Kissinger’s comprehensive, unparalleled record of serious international crimes and the need for prosecutorial action”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down Your Arms” association) sent the Director of… »

14.05.2016

ICAN protests outside missions of governments reluctant to support ban

ICAN protests outside missions of governments reluctant to support ban

At the May session of the UN working group in Geneva, a small number of nations extolled the supposed “security value” of nuclear weapons and spoke out against a ban. ICAN protested at the diplomatic missions of some of these nations on 12 May. Five campaigners wore nuclear bomb outfits… »

20.12.2015

Norway ratifies the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention – C29

Norway ratifies the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention – C29

Good news to share! After pressure from Walk Free supporters and other organisations, Norway has become the second country, after Niger, to ratify the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (better known as C29).1 This is important since the adopted Protocol only comes into force 12 months after being ratified… »

09.06.2015

Norway’s “No to Coal”, a Challenge to Decision Makers Worldwide

Norway’s “No to Coal”, a Challenge to Decision Makers Worldwide

Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Hammerstrøm* Today’s [5 June 2015] vote in the Norwegian Parliament marks a truly historic event: It is the first time in history that all our politicians — left-leaning and right-leaning — have come together to take a… »

17.06.2014

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Global Campaign to Finalize, Implement Protection Guidelines The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. Countries around… »

15.03.2013

Norway tops UN development rankings while Niger is placed last

Norway tops UN development rankings while Niger is placed last

Norway, Australia and the United States lead this year’s Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mozambique are at the bottom. The new HDI figures, launched today in Mexico City by… »

05.03.2013

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

In Oslo today 127 nations, together with international organisations and civil society representatives wrapped up their 2 day conference on the humanitarian consequences of a nuclear war. Presentation after presentation by organisations, experts and survivors left those delegates present in no doubt that nuclear weapons have no place in global… »

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