NCP Norway Secretariat
The Secretariat is recruited by and belongs administratively to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but has a separate budget and is in substance independent of the Government. The Secretariat prepares the assessment of complaints and contributes to raise awareness about the Guidelines.
Cathrine HalsaaHead of SecretariatShow description
Telephone: +47 23 95 14 82 / +47 416 06 784
Halsaa has a M.Phil degree in Human Geography, Development Studies, from the University of Oslo, and has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2000. She has held positions in the Section for Human Rights and Democracy and the UN Section, and from the Norwegian Development Agency Norad from 2002-2004, working with civil society and business development. She worked for the World Food Programme in Ecuador from 1997-2000. She has been particularly involved in issues of human rights and non-discrimination, and bilateral human rights consultations. This has involved dialogue and support to the UN system, international and regional human rights mechanisms, civil society and through national and local initiatives in developing countries.