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Washington, D.C.
Founded 1902 and 1947
Norwegian delegation - UN September 2019

This past week saw a historic first – an all-women delegation in the UN General Assembly Hall! Pictured are Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and UN ambassador Mona Juul, with parliamentarians Liv Signe Navarsete, Ingjerd Schou and Linda H. Helleland. The #GlobalGoals, agreed by all countries at the UN, aim…

Effective February 1, 2019, two well-managed and historic organizations have merged to form NORWEGIAN SOCIETY AND CHURCH SERVICE WASHINGTON, D.C., INC. The two organizations enjoyed a close relationship for several years and had many of the same members. Many of the leaders were serving in both organizations, and there were overlapping social activities. In fact,…

Keep your eyes peeled for a familiar Norwegian face on or around January 10 when Prime Minister Erna Solberg will be visiting Washington D.C.! In a recent press release from The White House, we learned the following: President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway to the White House on January…

  In November, 2017, we learned about President Trump’s nomination of Kenneth J. Braithwaite of Pennsylvania to become the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Norway. As of December 21, 2017, his nomination has been confirmed by the Senate. The incoming Ambassador is a distinguished 27-year veteran…

When Norwegian Society decided to create a new web site in cooperation with the Norwegian Church Service in Washington, DC  last year, we were very lucky to find an able and willing sponsor in NorHouse. Creating a functional web site for two organizations is no small task and also very expensive – enter NorHouse, an…

The Norwegian singer/songwriter Susanne Sundfør will be at The Hamilton in DC on November 6. Get your tickets at http://live.thehamiltondc.com/event/1530000/?utm_source=fb1 For a sample of her songs/music, search for her on YouTube. Here is a link to a song called “White Foxes”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCIaj-oLi28&list=RDEMz71SLOqrVLgAQ9twuRKSaQ&ab_channel=SusanneSundf%C3%B8r Photo credit: live.thehamilton.co

Friday 06 October 2017 – Sunday 08 October 2017
All Things Go Fall Classic 2017
Union Market, Washington, DC, US

September 3, 2017 – January 28, 2018
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
West Building, Ground Floor – Gallery 22
Free

Films of Norway, a Norwegian company, is currently offering their streaming services to people in the US with an interest in Norway. If you sign up, you will be able to see a variety of Norwegian films, TV series, and documentaries at your leisure. Everything is subtitled – if not in English. You can try…

We have been busy creating our new web site (still at it) and adding social media (twitter) and when we were brainstorming about our new site a while ago, we wanted to find a picture that we would give us a reflection of the two worlds/cultures/countries we are bridging. We realized that it would be…

Norwegians sure love their slow TV shows! Now CBS Sunday Morning has come out with an interesting 9-minute documentary about it. The program introduces the concept with the following description: “It is television’s version of taking a deep breath…a very long, very slow, deep breath. It’s called “Slow TV,” and it’s a surprise smash-hit in…

The Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke is currently funding the purchase of a giant research vessel for WWF. The ship will be able to collect and melt up to 5 tons of plastic every day, emissions free. The equipment on board will be cutting edge and enable researchers to take measurements from the atmosphere as…

On May 30th, the new Norwegian banknotes were released. The common theme is no longer portraits of the famous, but “the sea”. This year there will be new 50-krone, 100-krone and 200-krone notes in circulation while the higher denominations will follow in 2018 and 2019 The hilarious music video to promote the launch of the…

Many people ask about the strategy of the Norwegian Government in relation to the new administration of the United States. Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende (Conservative Party) answer that question in a Press release April 21st 2017: “The future course of Norwegian foreign and security policy”. The Government will intensify European cooperation and redouble…

Birth rates in Norway have decreased for the seventh year in a row. Last month we could read the news that the birth rates in Norway have decreased for the seventh year in a row. A birth rate of 2.1 per woman is needed to keep population numbers constant. In Norway, the figure is now…