Norwegian National Contact Point
Head of Secretariat
Halsaa has a M.Phil degree in Human Geography, Development Studies, from the University of Oslo. She has long experience with responsible business conduct from the Secretariat since 2014. She has been head of Secretariat since 2016, and has in-depth knowledge on the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises. She has been involved in handling more than 10 specific instances related to the Norwegian enterprises compliance of the Guidelines, and has been in charge of the Norwegian Contact Points efforts to promote the Guidelines through courses, guidance and outreach on responsible business conduct. Halsaa has been employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2000, and has long experience with Norway’s efforts to promote respect of Human Rights, in particular LGBT-rights and issues on non-discrimination. She has previously worked for the World Food Programme in Ecuador.