Norway and UNESCO
Norway aims at promoting Human Rights, sustainable development, democracy, gender equality, conflict prevention and poverty reduction through its UNESCO work.
In addition to being an important financial contributor to UNESCO, Norway is an active member state. Having strongly supported the external evaluation of UNESCO, Norway sees the following-up of the evaluation´s recommendations as crucial for the organization.
In Norway´s view, UNESCO should concentrate on areas where the organization has comparative advantages. This is mainly through its normative role as a standard setter, as a capacity developer and as a leader and initiator for global co-operation.