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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.

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.

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.

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.