UN@70 (FN70)

2015 (Completed)
Norway is developing recommendations and ideas for UN reform for the new Secretary General in the project 'UN@70: A new Agenda'

The 70 anniversary of the UN in 2015 and the election of a new Secretary General provide a possibility to reflect upon what the UN has achieved, what we want the UN to be and how we can enable the UN to better solve the tasks of the world today.

Follow the debate on Twitter through #UN70 #unreform #nextSG and #UNSGcandidates.

It is possible to give suggestions to which messages Norway should give the new Head of the UN. The suggestions should be as brief as possible, have a clear message, and place itself within the latitude of the Secretary General.

Contributions, comments and questions are welcome at FN70@mfa.no.

Further reading and information is found on the Government's web pages.

The following events has been organized as part of the project:

UN70: Rethinking the humanitarian-development nexus?

Advocacy, action and obligations: The UN’s work to promote human rights

UN at 70: Peace and Security



Funding program

Seksjon for FN-politikk



Next step for the United Nations

February 17, 2016

The new Secretary-General of the United Nations takes office the 1st of January 2017. Will we be needing a new agenda? 


Publication : NUPI Report

Synthesis Report: Reviewing UN Peace Operations, the UN Peacebuilding Architecture and the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

In 2015, three reviews in the field of Peace and Security were undertaken: the UN peace operations review, the review of the UN Peace building Architecture ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

The Human Rights Pillar of the United Nations: Challenges and the Way Ahead

  • Eli Stamnes
Last year the United Nations (UN) turned 70 years old, and this year marks the tenth anniversary of the Human Rights Council and the 50th anniversary ...

Rethinking the Humanitarian-Development Nexus

  • Eli Stamnes
In this policy brief, the author outlines the first steps taken in the rethinking of the humanitarian-development nexus. The next Secretary-General ...

Project Manager

United Nations  Foreign policy

Eli Stamnes

Former employee