Conference on immigrant womens issues
The aim of the conference was to facilitate immigrant womens entry into the work force. The conference marked the launch of an initiative by the Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) to increase the participation of immigrant women in working life. The number of women who would like to be employed is high, but they face barriers in the labour market both as women and as immigrants.
The conference had professional as well as cultural components. Lul Hassan Kulmye, an immigrant from Somalia, gave a presentation in which she emphasised the importance of not giving up. Kulmye will soon complete her nursing education.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.