Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
“As Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, I want to modernise Sweden’s development cooperation so that it can tackle the challenges facing the world. Sweden has an important role at international level in pushing for sustainable development that benefits everyone. We are the first generation that can wipe out extreme poverty and the last one that can halt climate change.”
News from Isabella Lövin
News in the aid budget for 2017
Humanitarian needs in the world are huge. This is why it is important for aid to now increase. The Government proposes that the development assistance framework for 2017 amount to SEK 46.1 billion, which is equivalent to 0.99 per cent of estimated GNI (new calculation method). This is approximately SEK 2.8 billion more than in the Budget Bill for 2016. The increase from 0.98 per cent to 0.99 per cent is part of efforts to reach 1 per cent of GNI during the electoral period.
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.
The International Dialogue
Since the beginning of 2015, Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin has been Co-chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS).
The Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seek to end poverty and hunger, realise the human rights of all, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources.
Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin meets Aung San Suu Kyi
Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin has visited Myanmar to strengthen relations with the new Government. Important steps towards democracy have been taken in recent years but many challenges remain.
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