A delegation of all Norwegian political youth parties has returned from a one week visit to the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria.
The delegation visted the camps entire last week to learn about the political and humanitarian situation. The Norwegian youth parties have a common position on the question of Western Sahara and regarding the Saharawi people's right to self-determination.
The photo shows (from the left): Andreas Sjalg Unneland (leader, Socialist Youth), Agnete Masternes Hanssen (board member, Labour Youth), Nora Jungeilges Heyerdahl (international contact, Young Greens), Fredrik Christensen (board member, Progress Party Youth), Tobias Lund (leader, Red Youth) , Edel-Marie Haukland (leader, Christian Democrat Youth), Dorthea Elverum (vice president, Center Party Youth), Daniel Skjevik-Aasberg (vice president, Conservative Youth).
There is a cross party consensus on the Western Sahara conflict in Norway. Politicians from all nine parties are represented in the Norwegian Parliament's intergroup for Western Sahara. The Norwegian youth organisations in 2018 published this booklet together on the conflict.
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