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peace efforts


INTERVENTION: The Liberal Party believes that Norway should reach out to participate in military interventions, and that such operations should only, as a general rule, require a UN mandate.


NON-VIOLENCE: The MDGs identify themselves as a "peace party" and apply the principle of non-violence to all areas of its policy.

Contrary to the will of the Nobel

NOBEL PRIZE: Alfred Nobel's will is a document that the executors by law are obliged to follow. Heffermehl documents that the committee appointed by the Norwegian Storting since 1901 has ignored the will.

Is a new Cold War coming?

Should we dig down, or should we find maps and compasses? asks the leader of Norway's Peace Team, Kari Anne Ness.

Is it really useful to get involved in peace policy issues?

Today's government no longer supports information efforts for peace.

Sisterhood and hope for the future

Around 200 000 women have been raped as part of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. City of Joy is a hot documentary on the way back to life.

Neighborhood in the North

Trine Eklund writes about experiences from her peace and dialogue journey in Russia. Why does the West draw an enemy image and impose sanctions on the country, she asks. She thinks we have no reason to fear our Russian neighbor.

Popular organizations under increasing pressure

In recent years, we have seen an increasing tendency for humanitarian organizations and their employees to be systematically prevented from conducting political or organizational work.

Nonviolent strategies and alternative to military service  

Several women are calling for a Ministry of Peace and the introduction of a new culture of peace in Norway.

End of the peace process?

The United States has no longer decided to deal with the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a diplomatic body, while Trump is threatening to cut all support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees. Now the US embassy in Israel has moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Is the peace process over?

Meeting Shirin Ebadi

Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi was recently at the Voy X La Paz Peace Conference in Uruguay, where she participated in talks on human rights and possible paths to peace.

To reconcile trauma

Ny Tids' now regular columnist, peace researcher Johan Galtung, draws lines between possible reasons why the world is as it is – and solutions to the challenges we face.

Never more war?

Can a third world war based on allegations be thrown at us? Our allies have deployed doomsday weapons in large numbers – a major war today puts all life at risk.

Johan Galtung: Security does not give peace – peace gives security

Ny Tid has visited the peace research's founder Johan Galtung in his home in Spain. Now he is 87 – and still in full vigor.

To build peace

While the Foreign Ministry's section for peace and reconciliation spends one and a half billion a year, the Armed Forces budget exceeds 44 billion. What is the lesson of others who have created their own Ministry of Peace?

Want to have own human rights minister

War and conflict must be seen in a larger context, says Trine Skei Grande.