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Government appoints Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process
The Government today appointed Per Örnéus, Ambassador at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), as Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process.
Ann Linde launches the Government’s EU priorities
On 15 March, Ann Linde launched the Government’s EU priorities for 2017 in the Riksdag. Jobs and growth, environment and climate, and a solidarity-based refugee and migration policy remain priority EU issues for the Government.
Humanitarian year 2016
Humanitarian needs in the world are increasing. At the same time, more and new types of crises and disasters have hampered response efforts in a situation in which humanitarian resources are already limited. Humanitarian issues are the focus of aid and development policy in 2016.
Statement of Foreign Policy 2016
The foreign policy debate is held in the Riksdag each year and traditionally begins with the Minister for Foreign Affairs presenting the Statement of Government Policy on Foreign Affairs.
Feminist foreign policy
Equality between women and men is a fundamental aim of Swedish foreign policy. Ensuring that women and girls can enjoy their fundamental human rights is both an obligation within the framework of our international commitments, and a prerequisite for reaching Sweden’s broader foreign policy goals on peace, and security and sustainable development.
Sweden in the UN Security Council
Sweden is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2017–2018. As an open country that is dependent on the rest of the world, it is in Sweden’s interests to contribute to and defend the international order, at the heart of which lie the United Nations and the Security Council. Sweden hold the presidency of the Security Council in January 2017.
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