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Norway is one of the foremost donors to the United Nations, contributing a total of 909million USD in 2008, 0.22% of its GNI. [1]


Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The objective of Norway’s development policy is to fight poverty and bring about social justice. The Government has achieved its target of allocating 1 percent of gross national income (GNI) to international development.

The Government will continue to focus its efforts on priority areas where Norway can make the greatest contribution: the environment and sustainable development; peace building, human rights and humanitarian assistance; oil and clean energy; women and gender equality; good governance and the fight against corruption; and efforts to reach the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Norway places particular emphasis on efforts to fight climate change and deforestation.

Norway and UNDP

Norway has been a crucial donor for UNDP. In December 2010 it renewed its funding for UNDP’s work in the areas of democratic governance, crisis prevention and early recovery, and environment and energy. Altogether, Norway is providing NOK 250 million in funding. See Press Release.

Norway and the Protocol on Water and Health

Norway are also key supporters of the Protocol on Water and Health, providing inter alia, financial assistance to project proposals encompassing a 'target-setting element' under Article 6 of the Protocol.

To find out more see the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Norad's five thematic areas of work include climate change and the environment; health and aids; macroeconomics and public administration; energy; education and research. Its geographic focus includes Africa, Europe, Asia & Pacific, Middle East and Latin America.

To find out more see Norad's website.

Norwegian Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of the Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the environmental policies of the Government, including integrated water resources management.

To find out more about the Ministry and its work on water, see its website.



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