The Global Fund
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will hold a conference in Oslo on 5-7 March 2007 to focus on what the fund has achieved to date and to identify the needs for the next five-year period.
Norway is a major contributor to the fund, which thus far has provided financial support to 450 programmes in 136 countries – for a total of USD six billion. The fund was established five years ago and is headquartered in Geneva.
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.