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This year, shoppers in Norway can purchase designer items hand knitted by women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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‘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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On 8 December 2014, together with the Deputy Minister of Defense, Marina Pendeš, the NATO Deputy Commander, Colonel Ole Fauske and Mr. Damir Ahmetović, Ambassador Vibeke Lilloe marked the closing of the project intended to strengthening of human resource management in the civilian component of the defense sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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On 27 November 2014, Jusuf Arifagić, Norwegian businessman originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, officially opened the Breeding Selection Center of NRF (Norwegian Red Cow) in Kozarac near Prijedor. In her opening address, Ambassador Lilloe pointed out that “Jusuf has the right attitude – he is willing to leave the past behind and look ahead – to the future. He realizes that there is only this...

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Following the devastating floods in BiH, volunteers from the PRONI Center for Youth Development and UNDP started the reconstruction of the Youth Center in Vucilovac, with the support of the Norwegian Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The Norwegian Ambassador to BiH, Ms Vibeke Lilloe participated in the opening of the new Municipal Court in Mostar, which is supported by Norway, the HJPC, and Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNC). The construction is part of the project “Improving Judicial Efficiency” — founded by the European Union, Sweden, and Norway. The project aims at improving the efficiency of courts, and specifically targe...

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Norwegian Ambassador to BiH, Vibeke Lilloe emphasized that the time has come to shift the balance of shame away from the victims and survivors – over to the perpetrators and to make sure that perpetrators are punished.

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HiOA International Summer School takes place in Oslo 20 June - 11 July. Students take a full-time, intensive course, take part in an extensive social program and will be accommodated in student housing close to our centrally located campus. You can apply between 1 December and 1 March. Summer 2015, HiOA International Summer School offers four courses: Beyond Income: Social Dimensions of Pover

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On 24 November, Ambassador Lilloe officially handed over a rescue boat to the Rescue Unit of the Brcko District Red Cross, which should enhance the efficiency of the Unit in responding to emergencies. The boat was co-financed by the Government of the Brcko District, the Red Cross Sogn og Fjordane and the Norwegian Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Prior to this, volunteers and staff of the Brc...

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