Sweden to open Consulate-General in New York

Sweden is to open a Consulate-General in New York. The move will strengthen Sweden's diplomatic presence in one of the world's most important cities. The Consulate-General will strengthen brand Sweden by contributing to enhanced cultural, economic and popular exchange between Sweden and the United States.

Stefan Löfven and Ban Ki-moon Photo: Amanda Voisard/UN

Government celebrates 25 years of the Child Rights Convention

On 20 November, is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér are at the United Nations in New York to take part in the celebrations. The Government is committed to strengthening the rights of the child and has begun work on making the Convention on the Rights of the Child part of Swedish law.

Peter Hultqvist, Stefan Löfven, Sverker Göransson Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sverker Göranson at the press conference today. Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices of Sweden

Prime Minister's comments on Swedish Armed Forces analysis of intelligence operation in Stockholm archipelago

On Friday 14 November, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sverker Göranson presented the Swedish Armed Forces analysis of the intelligence operation conducted in October in the Stockholm archipelago. The analysis shows that there is conclusive evidence that Sweden was subjected to a violation of its waters. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven commented on the analysis at a press conference.

Sweden steps up support to reconstruction efforts in Gaza

On 12 November, the Swedish Consul General in Jerusalem Ann-Sofie Nilsson signed an agreement with the UNDP, in the presence of the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, for additional support from Sweden for reconstruction efforts in Gaza. According to the agreement, Sweden will fund a UNDP-led project for removal of rubble from infrastructure damaged during the war in Gaza this summer. This additional support amounts to SEK 24 million. Last week, the Swedish Government adopted a new five year strategy for the development cooperation with Palestine.

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