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Stefan Löfven in UN.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke at the UN during the Leader’s Summit On Refugees. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Stefan Löfven at summit on refugees in New York

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke at the UN during the Leader’s Summit On Refugees, held on 20 September. Sweden co-hosted the summit, which was initiated by US President Barack Obama.

Stefan Löfven and Ban Ki-moon.
Stefan Löfven and Ban Ki-moon at the opening of United Nations General assembly in New York. Photo: Eskinder Debebe/FN

Prime Minister at the opening of the UN General Assembly

The opening of United Nations General assembly took place on 19 September. The opening session was followed by a summit on the refugee crisis. Tomorrow, President Obama and co-hosts including Sweden will hold the Leaders' Summit on Refugees to increase global commitments to those who are forced to flee.

US Vice President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at a press conference
At the joint press conference following the meeting, Joe Biden praised Sweden for its climate policy and efforts in other areas. Photo: Sören Andersson/Government Offices

Global responsibility on common agenda

When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received US Vice President Joe Biden on 25 August, their meeting focused on global challenges. Special attention was given to the refugee situation and how to create sustainable conditions for peace and prosperity around the world.

Karolina Skog and Isabella Lövin
Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin and Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog at the press conference about the Committee's proposals. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices

Proposals for new goals and measures for climate and air policy

The Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives has submitted its report to the Government. It contains proposals for several new goals for climate and air policy. In a previous interim report from February, a new climate policy framework and a climate act were proposed.

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