News from the Government and Government Offices
Programme for Sweden’s membership of the United Nations Security Council
The programme for Sweden’s membership of the United Nations Security Council 2017–2018 was presented today, 9 December, at a press conference with Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Olof Skoog, at the Swedish Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.
National strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women
Stopping men's violence against women is a priority issue for Sweden's feminist government. The Government is therefore now presenting a national strategy to prevent and combat men's violence against women.
The Government presented the research policy bill ‘Collaborating for knowledge – for society’s challenges and strengthened competitiveness’ to the Riksdag
The bill presents the Government’s view on the direction of research policy with a ten-year perspective, focusing in particular on measures in 2017–2020. Important cornerstones of the bill include increased basic appropriations to higher education institutions, initiatives in research linked to global societal challenges and increased resources to strengthen Sweden’s innovative capacity.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, along with OECD and ILO, launched Global Deal in New York
On Wednesday 21 September 2016, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launched the Global Deal, a global initiative for social dialogue and better conditions in the labour market.
The Budget Bill for 2017: Building our society – taking responsibility for Sweden
The Budget Bill for 2017 presented to the Riksdag today contains the Government’s proposals to continue building our society.
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