Mr. Tariq-Ul-Islam, Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs delivering his speech. Others seen in the picture (on his left) are:  Dr. Ainun Nishat (Professor Emeritus of BRAC University), Mr. Arne Haug (Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Norwegian Embassy), Ms. Christine Hunter (UN Women Bangladesh Country Representative), Md. Mahbub Hossain (Director of Bangladesh Change Trust Fund) and Dr. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed (Executive Director of Centre for Global Change). 
Photo: UN Women BCO.Mr. Tariq-Ul-Islam, Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs delivering his speech. Others seen in the picture (on his left) are: Dr. Ainun Nishat (Professor Emeritus of BRAC University), Mr. Arne Haug (Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Norwegian Embassy), Ms. Christine Hunter (UN Women Bangladesh Country Representative), Md. Mahbub Hossain (Director of Bangladesh Change Trust Fund) and Dr. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed (Executive Director of Centre for Global Change). Photo: UN Women BCO

The Embassy is supporting the UN Women Bangladesh Country Office to bring the rights of women into the climate change debate through a Project ' Reducing Vulnerability of Women Affected by Climate Change through Viable Livelihood Options' . The project aims to contribute towards engendering Bangladesh's climate change programme through women's participation in the implementation process. On 21...

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The staff from the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian Embassies visited the site of their future common Nordic Embassy building for the first time. The staff inspected the new offices and then participated in teambuilding exercises and discussion. The Nordic Embassies will move into the new premises during the summer.

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Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The Embassies of the three Nordic countries—Sweden, Norway and Denmark—recently carried out two joint field visits. On February 15th, the three Ambassadors and staff visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, while on March 15th, the Swedish Ambassador and colleagues from the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies visited Bandarban to learn more about the situation of the indigenous people. On...

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Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

To mark International Women’s Day 2015, the play «Seven» was staged on 6 March. Seven powerful women lent their voices to the seven characters in the documentary play portraying pioneers for women’s rights – from left to right Ambassadors Hanne Fugl Eskjær of Denmark, Pema Choden of Bhutan, Merete Lundemo of Norway, Actionaid Country Director Farah Kabir, President of the Metropolitian Chamber ...

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BMP slogan. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

On December 8th – 11th 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Merete Lundemo together with the President of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Ayesha Khanam, General Secretary Maleka Banu and BMP Central Committee members visited the district branch of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) in Barisal, southern Bangladesh. During her field visit, the Ambassador met and discussed with a number o...

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From left to right: Mr. Arne Haug, Deputy Head of Mission, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, H.E. Mr. Christian Fotsch, Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh,  and Mr. Sarat Dash, Chief of Mission, IOM, at a press conference in Dhaka. 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

 Representatives from the Norwegian Embassy attended a 3-day regional consultation of the ‘Nansen Initiative’ on climate change, disasters and human mobility in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. The meeting took place in Khulna between April 3-5 and was organized by the Government of Bangladesh in coordination with IOM ( International Organization for Migration) and the Nansen Initiative...

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Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The Embassies of the Nordic Countries, Denmark, Norway and Sweden celebrated the International Women’s Day together. A fair displaying the creativeness of Bangladeshi Women was organized, Dhaka Women's Chamber and artist Rokeya Sultana and her students exhibited their work. The Honorable Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the fair, as the Chief guest, and Nritya Nand...

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I regret the violence and disruption that is ongoing in the country. I am shocked and saddened by the loss of lives, and injuries suffered. This includes the attack against former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mr. Reaz Rahman on 13 January. I wish him and all the injured a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with them and with the families of the deceased. All must refrain from

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The Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende during the launch of the Government’s new white paper on human rights entitled “Opportunities for All: Human Rights in Norway’s Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation”, December 12th.  . 
Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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