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.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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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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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: The Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Hanne Fugl Eskjær and the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo are welcomed by participants of the CDMP II Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) in Bainpara village, Khulna District. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

On December 3rd 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo, the Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Hanne Fugl Eskjær and Second Secretary of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden, Mr. Magnus André, visited the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP II) in Bainpara village, Khulna District. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about...

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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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Norway's Ambassador to Bangladesh, H.E. Ms. Merete Lundemo, raising the Bangladeshi flag on the occasion of BMP's National Council Meeting 2014. By the other flagstaff is BMP Secretary of Organisation, Rakhi Das, President Ayesha Khanam and General Secretary Maleka Banu. 
Photo: BMP.

On November 14th 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ms. Merete Lundemo, attended the inaugural session of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad’s National Council Meeting 2014, titled “Challenge Of the 21st Century: Efficient, Ideal & Volunteer Organizer”. As Special Guest, Ambassador Lundemo congratulated all the BMP volunteers on their important work and achievements, and expressed continued...

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