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The Norwegian delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) serves as the main link between the organisation and Norwegian authorities. Located on the same premises as the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vienna, the delegation works closely with the various OSCEs institutions centred in the Austrian capital.

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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.

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Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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Norwegian Chief of Defence at the OSCE. . 
Photo: Karl Stenehjem.

16. – 17. February 2016 in Vienna. The Forum for Security Co-operation organized and held the High-Level Military Doctrine Seminar for the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation.

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“Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,” says Foreign Minister Børge Brende. Brende was launching a new initiative to expand support for independent media, provide protection for people who express their opinions publicly, and improve public access to information. These are three cornerstone...

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Norway launches national action plan to follow up the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Photo: EU-delegation.

‘In the coming years, the EEA and Norway Grants will primarily be used to promote innovation and growth in Europe through cooperation between Norway and the beneficiary countries,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker.

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‘I congratulate the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on winning the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. The hope that was kindled in the Arab Spring is still alive in Tunisia,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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An employe of the OSCE centre in Bishkek at a seminar in the Bosteri village in the Issykul region, june 2008. 
Photo: OSCE/Eric Gourlan.

There are two main types of employment in the OSCE: Contracted and Seconded positions. Seconded positions are financed directly by the participating states. In other words the authorities of the participating state in question will pay the seconded's salary, as well as having the main administrative responsibility for the employee. This means that applicants must be approv

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