The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Aqeela Asifi is the 2015 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award, recognised for her indefatigable efforts to help refugee girls access education. She has changed the lives of hundreds of young refugees.

Do you know an exceptional person who has gone beyond the call of duty and shown outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause? We are asking for your help to identify inspiring and committed candidates. The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016.

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Half of all girls in Mozambique marry before they turn 18. Globally, 142 million girls will marry before they are 18 in the next decade. Girls who marry in their teens stop going to school before they start in secondary schools. Albino Francesco in The Civil Society Child Rights Forum (ROSC) works with UNICEF in Mozambique to combat child marriage

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Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff.

This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne.

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Ambassador Mette Masst

I am happy to welcome you to the website of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Maputo.

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