– Human rights are under pressure in the world today. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is a leader in the international community’s work on human rights and is in need of strong and clear support in its work. The fact that we now enter into a four-year agreement provides predictability for the UN in their work, “said Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (H).
Norway provides earmarked support, among other things, for efforts to protect freedom of expression, belief and freedom of life and human rights defenders at country level.
“There are clear links between human rights and other challenges that the international community has to solve. If we do not succeed in safeguarding human rights, we will hardly succeed in our efforts for sustainable development and peace, says Søreide.