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Parliamentarians and prime ministers to discuss the climate

Nordic parliamentarians, the prime ministers and a range of other ministers are to meet during the Session of the Nordic Council in Stockholm, 29–31 October. Top of the agenda are sustainability and climate change, but security issues will also be discussed. The guest speaker will be Michael Tjernström, one of Sweden's most respected climate scientists.

Brussels welcomes Nordic culture

Over the three fall months of 2019, Brussels will play host to more than 400 Nordic artists and creative practitioners. Organised by one of Europe’s most influential cultural institutions, BOZAR, Nordic Fall will explore the creative aspects of areas like sustainability, youth involvement, the Arctic, and equality through artistic expressions including music, literature, and film.

Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 2022: join in the work

Experts from the Nordic region and beyond are now being invited to participate in an open collaboration on the 2022 edition of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations, which form the basis for nutrition policies and dietary guidelines in all of the Nordic countries. Everybody is invited to play their part in the process, either by submitting suggestions for themes and nutrients to be covered by the literature review, applying to act as a scientific expert, or commenting during the project.

Nordic leaders pledge most sustainable region by 2030

"The bar has been set very high, but we want to lead by example. Setting targets is not sufficient, achieving them is what matters,” said Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York yesterday. He was followed by the Nordic prime ministers, presenting concrete plans on how to enhance their contributions to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Nordic Bridges kicks off in Canada

Nordic Bridges, the cultural initiative of the Nordic culture ministers, will take place in Canada in 2021. Canadian arts organizations are now being invited to submit project proposals for the year-long program that will be arranged from coast-to-coast fostering cultural exchange between the Nordic countries and Canada.

Nordic Bridges kicks off in Canada

Nordic Bridges, the cultural initiative of the Nordic culture ministers, will take place in Canada in 2021. Canadian arts organizations are now being invited to submit project proposals for the year-long program that will be arranged from coast-to-coast fostering cultural exchange between the Nordic countries and Canada.

Apply for accreditation for the Session of the Nordic Council and awards ceremony

Journalists are now welcome to apply for accreditation to the 71st Session of the Nordic Council in Stockholm from 29 to 31 October 2019. Journalists are invited to apply for accreditation using the link below, which is valid for both the Session and the awards ceremony of the Nordic Council prizes.

Nordic region to improve LGBTI rights

Around the world, reports are heard of attacks on the rights of gay, intersex, trans and queer people. The time is right for the Nordic region to enhance protection and improve the lives of LGBTI people throughout the region, according to the Nordic Ministers for Gender Equality, who decided today to launch a new policy area within co-operation.

The Nordic backdoor into the UN Climate negotiations

Don’t worry. You don’t have to fly all the way to Chile to follow the UN Climate negotiations this year. Come to Stockholm and enter our virtual backdoor to the COP25 in Chile. It’s open from 2nd to 14th of December.

Businesses better at working on the 2030 Agenda

Nordic members of the UN Global Compact are among the companies doing the most work on the 2030 Agenda. They have also become better at integrating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their activities, according to a new study, which also says that companies could do even more if they received appropriate support from the public sector.

Data for common good: A Nordic approach to artificial intelligence

While new technologies of artificial intelligence offer significant possibilities for the Nordic region, they also entail barriers and risks. Could we in the Nordic countries combine data with trust and transparency to solve the unavoidable ethical dilemmas and mitigate future unintended harm?

Trust or fear: A Nordic approach to artificial intelligence

While new technologies of artificial intelligence offer significant possibilities for the Nordic region, they also entail barriers and risks. Could we in the Nordic countries combine data with trust and transparency to solve the unavoidable ethical dilemmas to mitigate future unintended harm?

Who will win the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019?

The nominees for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019 will be announced on Saturday by Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, the Icelandic Minister for Nordic Co-operation, at the LÝSA festival of democracy in Akureyri.

Apply for accreditation for the Session of the Nordic Council and awards ceremony

Journalists are now welcome to apply for accreditation to the 71st Session of the Nordic Council in Stockholm from 29 to 31 October 2019. Journalists are invited to apply for accreditation using the link below, which is valid for both the Session and the awards ceremony of the Nordic Council prizes.

No to honour-based violence

The Nordic Council Welfare Committee wants the Nordic Region to be a place where people are able to pursue their dreams, free from honour-based violence and oppression, and is recommending that the governments work more closely together on the issue.

Proposal: closer co-operation on societal security

The Presidium of the Nordic Council wants Nordic co-operation to pay greater attention to societal security. The Presidium of the Nordic Council has approved a strategy paper containing multiple proposals for areas in which the Nordic countries could work more closely together on what it calls “societal security”. The strategy will be voted on at the Session of the Nordic Council in October.

The Nordic Region needs to play catch up!

“The Baltic and Benelux countries have automatic mutual recognition of higher education qualifications. The Nordic Region needs to play catch up!” says Pyry Niemi, who chairs the Committee for Growth and Development in the Nordic Region.

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