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At a glance: Norway


Norway reinforces its commitment to UNICEF and the world's children
NEW YORK, USA, 29 November 2010 – One of UNICEF’s most significant donors has reinforced its commitment to the education and rights of children. The Norwegian Government has promised nearly $200 million in 2010-2011 to continue its longstanding support for UNICEF’s work, particularly in the area of girls’ education.

Fundraising cyclists visit UNICEF child-friendly space in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syrian Arabic Republic, 23 February 2010 – Fundraisers worldwide go to extraordinary lengths to help UNICEF alleviate child suffering. And going to great lengths is something Andreas, Øyvind and Jørn, three UNICEF fundraisers from Norway, know a lot about.

Leaders pledge that ‘Education for All’ will not suffer during economic crisis
OSLO, Norway, 22 December 2008 – Heads of State, Ministers, leading officials from international organizations and agencies, and representatives from civil society and the private sector gathered together at the Education for All (EFA) High-Level Group meeting in Oslo, Norway last week. Their common goal: to accelerate progress towards achieving quality education for all girls and boys by 2015.

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway supports early childhood development in Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 30 May 2008 – Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise of Norway launched a children’s book competition here earlier this month, as part of an effort to promote early childhood development in Madagascar.

Football star and UNICEF Ambassador Ole Gunnar Solskjær visits schools in Angola
LUANDA, Angola, 29 April 2008 – Superstar footballer and UNICEF Norway Goodwill Ambassador Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently visited Angola to witness the educational reconstruction still required in a country devastated by a civil war that ended nearly six years ago.

Norway affirms support for children with $100 million toward UNICEF programmes
NEW YORK, USA, 26 October 2007 – UNICEF and the Government of Norway recently signed a new programme cooperation agreement providing for a contribution of 535 million kroner (approximately $100 million) toward UNICEF’s work in a wide range of areas, with a major focus on basic education and gender equality.

Annual ‘TV-Aksjonen’ raises over $40 million for UNICEF Norway’s work on HIV and AIDS
OSLO, Norway, 23 October 2007 – UNICEF Norway was honoured during this year’s 'TV-Aksjonen', an annual televised fundraising event and volunteer-driven collection drive in Norway. The 21 October event was dedicated to UNICEF’s work with children and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Leaders at Clinton Global Initiative renew commitments to health and education
NEW YORK, USA, 26 September 2007  A $30 million pledge to help educate children affected by conflict, especially in Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and a pledge of $1 billion to help improve maternal and child health worldwide were announced at the Clinton Global Initiative today.

Norway donates $87 million to UNICEF’s work in education, protection and water and sanitation
NEW YORK, USA, 26 July 2006 - The Government of Norway has announced a contribution of $87 million to boost UNICEF programmes for children around the world.

Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise visits UNICEF
NEW YORK, 26 October 2004 - Princess Märtha Louise of Norway visited UNICEF headquarters here this week, where she was received by UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy.




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