Representatives from the Embassy with representatives from Representatives from the Embassy with representatives from "LARA" Women's Association. Photo: The Norwegian Embassy.

This week, the Embassy met with different civil society organisations and initiatives in Republika Srpska, seeking a broader picture of the atmosphere in the RS and the concerns of civil society. Chargé d' Affaires a.i. Anne Havnør and colleagues met with Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of RS, Bijeljina Youth Council, Theatre “Ubuntu”, and “LARA” Women’s Association in Bijeljina, and “Civic...

Read more
Representatives from APIK, The Norwegian Embassy and UNDP handing out certificates to participant of the training program. Photo: UNDP.

On Thursday 14 July, The Norwegian Embassy took part in an event arranged by UNDP Bosnia Herzegovina, that marked the finalization of a training program on anticorruption. The representative from the Embassy handed out certificates to the employees from different institutions participating in the three-day training program in April. The training program is part of the overall UNDP project...

Read more

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo will be closed on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 due to holiday.   ***   Ambasada Kraljevine Norveške u Sarajevu je zatvorena u utorak, 5. jula 2016 zbog praznika.   ***   Den kongelige norske ambassade i Sarajevo holder stengt på tirsdag, 5. juli 2016 grunnet helligdag.

Read more
Photo: The Norwegian Embassy .

19 June is the International day for elimination of sexual violence in conflict. An event was hosted by the UNFPA at the UN premises in Sarajevo on 20 June. The purpose was the release of the Report on Stigmatization of Conflict-related Sexual Violence Survivors in BiH. Opening remarks were given by UNFPA Representative in BiH, Dr. Doina Bologa, Assistant Minister of Human Rights and Refugees o...

Read more
Photo: The Norwegian Embassy .

Ambassador Lilloe spoke yesterday at the graduation of the first class from Stolac High School to have attended Nansen model of integrated education. MediaUnit . .   The Nansen Dialogue Centre has been very successful in its work on integrated education – gathering children and youth of different ethnic backgrounds in the same classrooms. The model of integrated education offers two

Read more
Representatives from the Norwegian Embassy with Mr. Jusuf Arifagic, at Arifagic Farm in Kozarac. Photo: The Norwegian Embassy

On Tuesday 5 July, Ambassador Vibeke Lilloe visited Arifagic farm in Kozarac. In only a couple of years, the farm has expanded and now counts more than 630 cows of the breed “Norwegian Red Cow” (NRF). And already Mr. Jusuf Arifagic, who was a refugee in Norway during the war, and who wants to contribute back into his first home country, has expansion plans. He is heading towards the...

Read more
Photo: The Norwegian Embassy .

June 13, positive results from the first phase of the Judicial Efficiency Project were presented. The project has been a cooperation of Norway, Sweden, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council and the courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has aimed at backlog reduction, shortening case duration, alternative dispute resolution, addressing problems with processing utility cases, improving wor

Read more

Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society. - I am looking forward to hosting The World Congress Against the Death Penalty. This is an important platform where both retentionist and...

Read more
Photo: The Norwegian Embassy

Norwegian architects Joakim Skajaa and Arild Eriksen presented their work on socially responsible, affordable housing on 21 May at Meeting Point Cinema, as part of the Sarajevo Days of Architecture 2016. Their concept of architecture involves a bottom-up approach to neighborhood and housing development, actively seeking out the participation and ideas of the local residents or the actual...

Read more