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New campaign: spot, capture and share Traces of North

On Nordic Day, the 23rd of March, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ international branding project "The Nordics" is launching a social media campaign inviting people from around the world to share Nordic stories using the hashtag #TracesofNorth. Let’s trace the world together!

Nordic call for fathers to get on board

The Nordic countries want to increase incentives for fathers to take more parental leave. They argue that economic and financial equality will only be possible when men and women share housework and care equally. During a debate at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, six Nordic ministers and one from South Africa shared their personal and political experiences of parenting, careers and political work on gender equality.

Nordic Day - sustainability and bridge-building

The Nordic Council of Ministers will be celebrating Nordic Day on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March. Throughout the Nordic Region, the Nordic Region in Focus will be marking the day with events and debates. Topics include the oceans and sustainability, and Nordic co-operation in an international context, which will look at the Nordic Region as an international bridge builder.

Leading Nordic candidates go head-to-head in EU election debate

Ahead of this year’s election for the European Parliament, on 8 April in conjunction with the Nordic Council’s Theme Session in Copenhagen, the Nordic Council will bring together candidates from the three Nordic EU Member States to take part in a joint debate for the very first time.

New Secretary General: Nordic co-operation must benefit everybody

Paula Lehtomäki took up her duties as the new Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers today, Monday 18 March, barely a week after her last day at work as State Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office in Finland. But she is motivated and full of energy.

Fluorinated substances pollute for billions of Euros every year

Almost all people have so called PFAS-substances in their bodies today. A new Nordic report estimates annual health-related costs to 2.8 – 4.6 billion EUR for the Nordic countries and 52 – 84 billion EUR for all EEA countries.

Baltic diets: mapping a transition to sustainable food systems

For the first time ever, movers and shakers representing civil society, research, government, Nordic embassies and funding agencies joined forces in Riga, Latvia, to discuss data needs, available policy options and the opportunities and roles fro different sectors in the transition towards healthy and sustainable food systems in the Baltic region.

“New Nordic Peace” - seminar on peace and conflict resolution

What are the conditions for Nordic co-operation in the field of peace and conflict resolution in today’s multipolar world? The answer to this question can be found in a new report to be published in conjunction with the Nordic Council’s theme session in Copenhagen on 9 April.

New Nordic Food to fund sustainable development projects

Do you have an exciting idea for a project that would help develop Nordic food culture? New Nordic Food is now accepting funding applications for new forms of collaboration that will contribute to sustainable development. Priority will be given to projects dealing with food in the public sector, sustainable development, communications and food tourism.

Nordic commitment to driving global gender equality

“We commit to delivering towards the gender equality goal in Agenda 2030 with unrelenting vigour,” write the eight Nordic ministers for gender equality in a declaration handed over to the UN Women's Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Sunday evening, US time.

Nordic talks on parental leave at the UN

Share the Care! It’s only when women and men share family responsibilities equally that we can achieve economic gender equality. This is the message of the Nordic ministers for gender equality at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63, which starts next week. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be initiating joint Nordic efforts to reach the UN Agenda 2030’s goal on gender equality.

Finnish government resigns

On Friday 8 March, the Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä, requested the permission of the President, Sauli Niinistö, to dissolve the current parliament.

Nordic talks on parental leave at the UN

Share the Care! It’s only when women and men share family responsibilities equally that we can achieve economic gender equality. This is the message of the Nordic ministers for gender equality at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63, which starts next week. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be initiating joint Nordic efforts to reach the UN Agenda 2030’s goal on gender equality.

Nordic talks on parental leave at the UN

Share the Care! It’s only when women and men share family responsibilities equally that we can achieve economic gender equality. This is the message of the Nordic ministers for gender equality at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63, which starts next week. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be initiating joint Nordic efforts to reach the UN Agenda 2030’s goal on gender equality.

Are you a “Dad on Board”? Let’s hear about it at the CSW!

An investment in paid parental leave for fathers is also an investment in women’s career opportunities. The Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality is inviting fathers from across the globe to show their support for shared and paid parental leave through the hashtag #SharetheCare. Get involved during the opening of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW63!

Nordic food policy inspires India to be a sustainable superpower

For two regions distinctly different in their history, geography, ecology and economy, finding common ground is not immediately apparent. Yet, a deeper discussion reveals that there are commonalities between India and the Nordic Region in the way both perceive food sustainability.

Thirteen nominees for the 2019 Nordic Council Literature Prize

Thirteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The winner will be announced in Stockholm this autumn, with the following works competing for the prize.

THE SECRETARY GENERAL’S BLOG: Nordic consumption is unsustainable

Denmark and the Nordic Region may top the global rankings for sustainable development – but even so, if everyone consumed resources at the rate we do, it would take four Earths to sustain the human race, writes Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers in his latest blog.

Submit your candidate for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019

Theme for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019: Initiatives that promote sustainable consumption and production by doing more and better with less. Anybody can suggest candidates for the prize. The winner will be announced in Stockholm on 29th of October 2019 during the Session of the Nordic Council.

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