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  • Prime Minister in talks with President of Botswana

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received President of Botswana Ian Khama for bilateral talks today. The talks were characterised by the good relations that have existed between the two countries since Botswana gained its independence fifty years ago.

  • The Ocean Conference concluded in New York

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      Concluding session of The Ocean Conference in New York. On stage, from left: Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama from Fiji, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin and Under-Secretary-General Catherine Pollard.

      Photo: Lisa Laskaridis Sarmiento/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Minister for International Development and Climate Isabella Lövin at the World Oceans Day in New York.

      Photo: UN

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      Celebration of World Oceans Day in the UN General Assembly hall in New York.

      Photo: UN

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      Crown Princess Victoria attending The Ocean Conference.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Crown Princess Victoria in her role as Sustainable Development Goal Advocate.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Isabella Lövin delivers Sweden’s national statement at the Ocean Conference on 6 June 2017.

      Photo: Nilofar Saidi/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Panel discussion ‘Does the ocean need more science or more action?’ with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog, Sky News correspondent Thomas Moore, President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson, UNEP Executive Director Erik Solheim, Prince Albert of Monaco and IOC-UNESCO Chair, Peter Haugan.

      Photo: Kensuke Matsueda

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      Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin welcomes UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the opening reception.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Dress from plastic shoreline trash.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Meeting in the United Nations Security Concil.

      Photo: UN

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      Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin at the United Nations Security Council on

      Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

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      Monaco held a side event - Monaco Explorations - attended by Prince Albert and Adrian Grenier, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

    "I truly believe this conference will constitute the gamechanger we so desperately need. Now the work really begins to save our oceans", said Minister for International Development and Climate Isabella Lövin as The Ocean Conference concluded in New York on Friday. The Conference adopted a Call for Action where all 193 Member States agree to a set of measures to reverse the decline of the sea. Over 1 300 voluntary commitments were made in order to to save the world’s oceans.

Aung San Suu Kyi and Stefan Löfven
Myanmar’s State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi visited Stefan Löfven in Stockholm. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Aung San Suu Kyi visited Sweden

On Monday 12 June, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven welcomed Myanmar’s State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, to Rosenbad. They discussed bilateral relations between Sweden and Myanmar.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Riksdagsförvaltningen

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.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

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.

Photo: Shutterstock

The Global Deal – a global initiative for better working conditions and inclusive growth

The Global Deal is a Swedish initiative, in partnership with ILO and the OECD, in which governments, businesses and workers across the world are making a common cause of extending the benefits of globalisation to everyone.

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