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Book of condolences in honour of Mr Thorbjörn Fälldin, former Prime Minister of Sweden
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the Embassies in Sweden and has the honour to inform them that it will open a book of condolences for the late Mr Thorbjörn Fälldin, Prime Minister of Sweden in 1976–78 and 1979–82.
Government statement on the events in Turkey
The Government considers that developments in Turkey since Friday night are deeply disturbing. Sweden condemns the attempted coup in the strongest terms and stands in solidarity with Turkey and its people. In response to the attempted coup, the Turkish Government is undertaking an extensive purge, removing soldiers, police officers and state employees. Certain figures indicate that more than 60 000 people have been arrested, suspended or forced to leave their positions. The Government takes a serious view of these developments.
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 for the UN Security Council 2017–2018
Sweden is a candidate for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2017–2018. Our candidacy for the Security Council is an expression of our readiness to take responsibility for promoting peace, security and sustainable development.
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