Talk:Jan Egeland

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Reference[edit]

If you have a reference, please put your info into the proper page. Ruy Lopez 18:24, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

What is the problem here? Jan Egelands merits are common knowledge, and does not need more 'proof' than is needed for other biographies.Egil 18:33, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Ruy Lopez is on a bit of a minor rampage. He just removed the Peninsulas category from Hafun, with the same message pasted above in the Talk, and I'm not quite sure why outside references are needed to prove that it's a peninsula. I'm going to go revert this change too. BanyanTree 18:47, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

"stingy" statement[edit]

Egeland made a statement that portrayed wealthy Western countries as being "stingy" in humanitarian effort, a remark that dominated media coverage for several days. It got a lot of attention--with almost everybody taking "wealthy Western countries" to mean one particular wealthy Western country--but surely "dominated" coverage is a bit much. Should his other remark be added:

NICK GRIMM: The United Nation's emergency relief coordinator Jan Egeland today acknowledged the important role being played by military helicopter crews, being provided by nations including Australia.
JAN EGELUND: Those helicopters are worth their weight in gold now. [1]
—wwoods 22:45, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Your suggestions sound good. Go ahead and be bold. (Sorry for reformatting your edit; I've corrected the list member markups (;) and added a section header.) - BanyanTree 23:10, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Lest anyone miss it, these governments will no doubt count the operational and consumable cost of tangible asset allocations as a dollar value in their final tally of their contributions. So unless American helicopters times the price of gold adds up to more than 0.2% of American GDP, Egeland still nailed the donkey on the nose when he upbraided the world's wealthy misers. I'm writing my congressmen and looking up humanities professors to see if I can get someone to nominate the guy for this year's Nobel Peace Prize before the Feb. 1 deadline[2]. With one bold observation, he's shaken loose more diplomacy-grease than anyone in history. It's hard to war with someone when you're swooping down to rescue their babies from the flotsam of their towns and showering their poor with bottled water and cash. Swords to ploughshares in solid gold, indeed. Blair P. Houghton 07:20, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Bit of creative copying by the media[edit]

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He co-initiated and co-organized the Norwegian channel between Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1992, which led to the Oslo Accord (Declaration of Principles) of September 1993. He directed the Norwegian facilitation of the United Nations-led peace talks leading up to ceasefire agreement between the Government of Guatemala and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG) guerrillas signed in Oslo in 1996. He also led the host delegation when the Ottawa Treaty to ban landmines was successfully negotiated and adopted in Oslo in 1997. (current version of the article)

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In 1992, Egeland co-initiated and co-organised the Norwegian talks between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), which led to the Oslo Accord of September 1993.
He also directed the Norwegian facilitation of UN-led peace talks that produced the ceasefire agreement between Guatemala’s government and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca, which was signed in Oslo in 1996. Egeland also led the host delegation when the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines was adopted in Oslo in 1997.IRIN

Just in case anybody wonders why we're ripping off IRIN. It's the other way around. - BanyanTree 15:16, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Ylvis[edit]

Is it really necessary to start this article with "This article is about the Norwegian politician. For the Ylvis song, see Ylvis."? I think there's no danger of confusing the person with the song, and the song is prominently referenced elsewhere. Baziliscus (talk) 10:08, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

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