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  • Sweden chairs Security Council debate with Secretary-General Guterres

    Photo: Rick Bajornas / UN Photo

    On 10 January, Sweden and foreign minister Margot Wallström chaired a ministerial-level open debate in the UN Security Council on conflict prevention and sustaining peace. Watch the full debate via UN Web TV.

  • Swedish economy still strong

    Sweden demonstrates continued economic strength, with positive and stable growth, reduced unemployment and substantially strengthened public finances with a surplus also this year. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson as she presents the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic and public finances forecast today.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Key acts and ordinances entering into force late 2016/early 2017

This information material contains a selection of the acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that enter into force in the second half of 2016 or some time thereafter.

Photo: Jonas Svensson, Swedish Armed Forces

Sweden in the UN Security Council

On 28 June last year, Sweden was elected by a wide margin as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2017–2018 term. In 2017 Sweden will take its seat on the Security Council with the five permanent members – China, France, Great Britain, Russia and the United States – and the nine other non-permanent members. Sweden will hold the presidency of the Security Council in January 2017, the first month of its two-year term.

Photo of Stefan Löfven
On 8 January, Prime Minister presented a national security strategy at the Folk och Försvar Annual National Conference in Sälen. Photo: Jonatan Holst/Government Offices of Sweden

“Sweden’s security must be seen in a broader perspective”

On 8 January, Prime Minister presented a national security strategy at the Folk och Försvar Annual National Conference in Sälen. For the first time, a Swedish Government is presenting a comprehensive account of security in a broad sense. The security strategy proceeds from our security objectives, determines the direction and sets the framework for the work needed to safeguard our security and to place the common resources where they do the most good.

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. “This is the challenge of the 21st century,” says US Vice President Joe Biden in a video greeting.

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