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News / DT 2 / 2015

Norway disburses NOK 600m for dam that will flood rainforest in Guyana

 
Norway has transferred more than half a billion crowns to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington for a hydropower project that will flood thousands of hectares of Guyana’s Amazon forest. If the project, Amaila Falls, does not materialise by July 2016, IDB will return the money to Norway.
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Brende eyes reform options as end of Ban Ki-moon’s term draws closer

 
Norway is preparing a new UN reform initiative targeting candidates for the post of Secretary General which Ban Ki-moon will vacate at the end of 2016.
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World Bank winds up fisheries initiative

 
A high-profile World Bank fisheries programme backed by Norway and initiated by former bank chief Robert B Zoellick has been terminated. It had aimed to raise USD 1.5 billion to save the world's oceans.
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Danish Major General to lead Mali UN force

 
Michael Anker Lollesgaard is appointed Force Commander of MINUSMA, taking charge of 8,700 UN soldiers from 40 countries.
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