News from the Government and Government Offices
Prime Minister in talks with President of Iceland
In connection with the Icelandic State Visit to Sweden, the Prime Minister welcomed Iceland’s President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson for talks at Rosenbad on 17 January.
The Government takes action against sexual violence and harassment
The #metoo movement in Sweden strongly demonstrates that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace and society at large.The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. Read about the implemented and forthcoming measures.
Sweden best in the EU on gender equality
Sweden tops the EU Gender Equality Index in 2017, ahead of Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands. This news was presented today in Brussels at a conference organised by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth
The Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth took place in Gothenburg on 17 November. The seminars and working sessions were webcast live during the Summit and are available on demand in English, French, German and Swedish on socialsummit17.se.
Budget Bill for 2018: Building our society – investing for the future
The Budget Bill for 2018 presented to the Riksdag today contains the Government’s proposals to continue building our society.
New UN Report on Gender Equality
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is one of the global champions of HeForShe, a global campaign to engage more men and boys to promote gender equality. Sweden is committed to closing the gender employment and pay gaps, advancing women leaders and addressing gender inequalities in health. The new UN Women HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report presents initiatives undertaken by governments, companies and universities to achieve the HeForShe goals.
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