Official information
Banner

Norway hands over ITF Chairmanship to Israel

Ambassador Tom Vraalsen has handed the Norwegian chairmanship on Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education (ITF) to Israel during a ceremony in Berlin.

Vraalsen recalled that Norway assumed the Chairmanship of the ITF a year ago, saying that entails noble responsibility.

- The ITF is a voice of moral authority on the international scene when it comes to raising awareness about the Holocaust. Its place is in the forefront in the struggle against the worrisome trend of Holocaust denial and trivialization.  

- When Norway took upon itself this task, it was determined to continue the excellent work of the previous Chairs, in particular the Austrian Chairmanship, to further professionalize the ITF. 

- I would like to extend my personal thanks to the ITF membership, and in particular Israel and Austria as part of the Troika, for supporting us in our endeavours to make the ITF more effective and politically relevant. My thanks also go to the Honorary Chairman of the ITF, Professor Yehuda Bauer, and the Academic Advisor, Ms. Dina Porat for their important contributions to the work of the ITF.

- Today we are greatly honoured to hand over the Chairmanship of the ITF to Israel. We are certain that Israel will continue the important task to further strengthen the ITF, Ambassador Vraalssen said.

(Press release)

Rolleiv Solholm 


Related Articles

Lillehammer: Winter Youth Olympic Games opened

The Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2016 opened at Lillehammer, Norway on Friday evening, at the same venue that hosted the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer in 1994...Read more...

NOK 40 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

Norway is providing NOK 40 million in humanitarian assistance to help Ukraine in the present difficult situation, the Ministry of foreign Affairs announced...Read more...

Norway to provide about NOK 10 billion to Syria

At the donor conference for Syria in London on Thursday, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Norway will provide about NOK 10 billion in emergency aid to Syria and its neighbouring countries over the next four years...Read more...

Norway provides NOK 10 million to fight Zika virus

  Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende says Norway will provide NOK 10 million for WHO efforts to fight the Zika virus...Read more...

Norway condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

- I condemn the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday in the strongest possible terms, says Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende...Read more...

Fisheries: Stable catch for 2015

In 2015, Norwegian vessels delivered 2.3 million tonnes of fish, crustaceans and molluscs, which was about the same as the year before. The landed value of catch came to NOK 16.4 billion; up 14 per cent from 2014. ..Read more...

Food prices fell 3.0 per cent last month

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped 0.4 per cent from November to December 2015, mostly due to lower food prices. The year-to-year growth in the CPI was 2.3 per cent in December, down 0.5 percentage points from November...Read more...

New record for Norway seafood exports

Norway exported seafood worth NOK 74.5 billion in 2015. This is 8 per cent, or NOK 5.8 billion, more than the record year of 2014...Read more...

Norway provides additional humanitarian aid

Norway is making an additional contribution of NOK 180 million to support refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries, with a particular focus on children and young people, says Foreign Minister Børge Brende...Read more...

Norway welcomes return of opposition to South Sudan

On Monday, representatives of the opposition returned to the South Sudanese capital, Juba, for the first time since the conflict in South Sudan broke out in December 2013...Read more...

Increased Norwegian support for the Green Climate Fund

‘It is essential to increase climate finance for poor countries in order to reach agreement in Paris and so that the new agreement can be implemented effectively,’ says Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg...Read more...

Norway tightens border control

As of Thursday morning 08:00, Norway introduces  increased control of travellers on all ferries from abroad. The control includes all the major border crossings as well, also at Svinesund. ..Read more...

Norway's Consulate General in Mumbai reopened

- I am pleased to be able to reopen Norway's Consulate General in Mumbai. This means that the Foreign Service will be able to provide an even better service to Norwegians and Norwegian companies in India, says Foreign Minister Børge Brende...Read more...

Changes in aid budget due to refugee crisis

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende says the the Government is proposing to reallocate NOK 4.2 billion from the aid budget, to help cover the costs associated with receiving refugees. ..Read more...

Norwegian Foreign Minister to visit India

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende will visit India from November 2nd to 3rd. During the visit to Mumbai Brende will be accompanied by a delegation from Norwegian industry as well as representatives from Norwegian companies. ..Read more...

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

Statoil
Norges Rederiforbund
Eidsvoll 200 year

.Partners

Bedin Front Right Top
NORGE.NO/DIFI