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Sudan, Youth, Journalism Feature on Director Henrik Urdal's 2020 Nobel Shortlist

Sudan, Youth, Journalism Feature on Director Henrik Urdal's 2020 Nobel Shortlist

Monday, 24 Feb 2020

​Based on their professional assessments, PRIO Directors have made it a tradition to offer their personal shortlists for the Peace Prize. Last year Director Henrik Urdal highlighted Abiy Ahmed as a strong and worthy candidate.

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Torunn Tryggestad Visits Mozambique, Commemorates UN Resolution 1325

Torunn Tryggestad Visits Mozambique, Commemorates UN Resolution 1325

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

On 13 February PRIO GPS Centre director, Torunn L. Tryggestad, was in Maputo, Mozambique, to give a talk at an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The event was a combined opening of a photo exhibition and a Peace and Security Café, and took place at the Joachim Chissano University.  In the morning, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway gave opening remarks and prizes were awarded to winners of the third UN Women Mozambique Photographic Story Contest. The contest was inspired by Sustainable Development Goal Number 5, Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

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Humanitarian Aid Allocated to Education Doubled Between 2015 and 2018, PRIO Researchers Find

Humanitarian Aid Allocated to Education Doubled Between 2015 and 2018, PRIO Researchers Find

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

The amount of humanitarian aid allocated to education doubled between 2015 and 2018 and Norway has reached the global goal of allocating 4% of their humanitarian aid to the sector.

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PRIO to Co-Host Seminar During State Visit to Jordan

PRIO to Co-Host Seminar During State Visit to Jordan

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway will visit Jordan 2-4 March, accepting an invitation from King Abdullah II. As part of the program, PRIO will arrange a seminar, co-hosted with the Centre for Security Studies at the University of Jordan. Attendees and participants from Norway will include the King of Norway, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, and Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø.

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Torunn L. Tryggestad Attends Last Meeting as Member of UN Advisory Group

Torunn L. Tryggestad Attends Last Meeting as Member of UN Advisory Group

Thursday, 30 Jan 2020

​This week PRIO Deputy Director and GPS Centre Director Torunn L. Tryggestad has attended her last meeting as member of the UN Secretary-General's Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group. She has been a member of this group since 2015. During this time period she has witnessed first hand how the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) has become a driver of UN reform and has made huge progress in size, quality and impact. 

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