International development cooperation
Sweden has a long tradition of generous and ambitious development aid. Development cooperation is about helping to enable poor people to improve their living conditions. Swedish development aid is often channelled through international organisations such as the UN and the EU. Humanitarian assistance refers to Sweden’s activities to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain the human dignity of those affected by natural disasters, armed conflicts or other similar circumstances.
Responsible for international development cooperation
News about international development cooperation
#FirstGeneration in New York
As part of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’s public diplomacy campaign #FirstGeneration, on 9 June the Swedish Consulate-General in New York held a seminar and panel discussion on the theme of engaging young people in the work on the UN Global Goals.
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 visits Nepal one year on from earthquake
On the anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin is visiting the country to follow up relief efforts.
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