News from the Government and Government Offices
Government ministers at the United Nations General Assembly
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will travel to the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Swedish priorities are sustainable development and inclusive growth, the fight against climate change and strengthening the UN’s conflict prevention and peacekeeping efforts.
Leaders sharing experiences of the 2030 Agenda
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was a critical milestone for the world and our planet. Nine countries came together in an informal high-level group to help maintain political support at the highest level for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The group has compiled a brochure offering glimpses of its ongoing work to fulfil the Agenda.
Opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session
The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden. At the request of the Speaker Urban Ahlin, King Carl XVI Gustaf declared the 2017/18 Riksdag session open. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven read the Statement of Government Policy and presented the Government's intended policies for the coming year.
The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities 2017
In its EU-related work in 2017, the Government is giving priority to three particular areas: a Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; a more ambitious climate, energy and environmental policy; and a solidarity-based refugee and migration policy and a secure world.
Statement of Foreign Policy 2017
On Wednesday 15 February 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the Statement of Foreign Policy to the Riksdag.
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