Disabilities

Disability policy is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The policy safeguards the rights and interests that people with disabilities have in society. Several areas are covered by this policy, including labour market policy and education policy. This page is currently being updated with additional information.

Responsible for disabilities

Responsible minister

Åsa Regnér
Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

Responsible ministry

News about disabilities

  • Disability policy for a Sweden that stands together

    Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér presented the Government’s new disability policy on 15 May. ‘National objective and direction for disability policy’ (Govt Bill 2016/17:188) is part of the Government’s work to achieve a fairer and more equitable society. The bill points out that disability policy is based on Sweden’s international human rights commitments. People’s differing needs and circumstances should not determine their opportunities for participation. The bill forms the foundation for the continued work. In the bill, the Government proposes a new national objective and a direction that will strengthen the conditions for taking the work forward.

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