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  • Minister for Foreign Affairs presented Government Statement of Foreign Policy

    Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag.
    Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presents the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. Photo: Anders Löwdin/Riksdagsförvaltningen

    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 to open an international high-level conference on violence against children

    The image shows two young and happy girls with the text The End Violence Solutions Summit, Stockholm 14-15 February 2018.
    The End Violence Solutions Summit is being arranged in Stockholm 14-15 February 2018. The Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

    The Swedish Government is hosting the high-level conference Agenda 2030 for Children, End Violence Solutions Summit in Stockholm on 14–15 February 2018. The participants include Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, HM Queen Silvia and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed. The co-organisers of the conference are the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and WePROTECT Global Alliance.

Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér had a meeting with the social partners.
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér in meeting with the labour market and union partners. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

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.

Group photo
Group photo from the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg. Photo: Sören Andersson/Governemnt Offices

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.

Magdalena Andersson
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presented the Budget Bill for 2018. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

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.

Cover of the report.
Cover of the report. Created by UN Women

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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