News from the Government and Government Offices
Minister for Foreign Affairs presented Government Statement of Foreign Policy
On 14 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. The traditional foreign policy debate followed. The Statement of Foreign Policy outlines the Government’s visions for Sweden’s work in the world and Swedish foreign policy positions.
Prime Minister congratulates Estonia’s Prime Minister on 100th anniversary
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas for a breakfast meeting at Sager House on Sunday 18 February.
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.
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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