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Fridtjof Nansen
Birthday
BirthplaceStore Frøen, Christiania, Norway
Died
Occupation
Scientist, explorer, humanitarian
EducationThe Royal Frederick University

Nansen

Fridtjof . 1861--1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888--89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893--96), attaining a record 86? 14ʹ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920--22): Nobel peace prize 1922
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Technical oversight of the initiative was provided by Swiss human rights expert Walter KEnlin, who led the consultation process as Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initiative.
Wide shot, Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi, winner of the 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, walking on stage
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Fridtjof Nansen, In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times, II (London, 1911), frontispiece.
Alixandra Fazzina is the first journalist to be awarded the Nansen Refugee Award, created in 1954 to honour her outstanding work on behalf of people fleeing war or persecution.
Thirty-four international experts on marine affairs and the law of the sea contribute 30 chapters to one of two texts developed from an August 2008 conference held by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, focusing on the legal and policy issues for seas and oceans that have emerged with increasing globalization.
There is also a large eye-catching shopping arcade, the Livingston Library, the Nansen card room and an internet room.
According to Nansen Saleri, who headed reserve management at Saudi Aramco from 1998-2007, around 90 per cent of recoverable reserves globally are in the hands of state-owned oil companies.
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Summary: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) Antonio GuterresAa praised the "heroic" work of mine clearers before presenting this year's prestigious Nansen Refugee Award to staff and partners of the UN Mine Action Coordination Center (UNMACC) for their key role in enabling hundreds of thousands of displaced people to resume a normal life in South Lebanon.
Professor John Simpson of Bangor university's School of Ocean Sciences is to receive the 2008 Fridtjof Nansen Medal, awarded by the European Geosciences Union at the European Geophysical Union Assembly in Vienna where he will also deliver the Nansen Lecture.
Lynne Nansen, RN, BN, chair clinical nurse managers' section, Tauranga