Sustainable development policy
Policy decisions in Sweden or the EU or UN often have consequences for poor people in developing countries. The core of Sweden’s Policy for Global Development is therefore that policy decisions taken in Sweden are also to take into account effects on poor countries and people.
News from the UN Sustainable Development Summit 25-27 September in New York
Swedish Government initiates High-Level Group in UN
World leaders are meeting in New York today to adopt 17 global Sustainable Development Goals, which are to be achieved by 2030.
Sweden and Fiji take initiative to protect oceans
The 17 global goals for sustainable development, including the goal on the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources, have just been adopted in New York. Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, together with Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin and Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, is announcing a joint initiative to push forward the implementation of this goal and ensure a follow-up system is put in place.
Government to sign international cooperation agreement for workers’ rights in the textile industry
Sweden, Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will sign a cooperation agreement at a meeting in New York today, aimed at improving the conditions of workers in the textile industry in Bangladesh and promoting union rights.
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development, A call to action
The world must get off to a flying start in realizing the new ambitious and transformative sustainable development agenda.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfvens speech at the Global Citizen Festival
New York, Central Park, 26 September 2015. Check against delivery.
Minister for International Development Cooperation Ms Isabella Lövin's speech at the GPEDCs side event: "Using partnership to deliver on the SDGs: The case of gender responsive budgeting"
Read Minister for International Development Cooperation Ms Isabella Lövin's speech at the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation's side event: "Using partnership to deliver on the SDGs: The case of gender responsive budgeting"
News about sustainable development policy
Government decides on core support to multilateral organisations for 2015
Today the Swedish Government decided on core support for fifteen UN bodies, active in fields including assistance to people in distress, promotion of women’s rights and reducing child mortality worldwide.
How Sweden wants to finance the world’s 17 new development goals
DN Debatt 13 of July 2015 Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund and I will arrive in Addis Ababa for the UN Financing for Development summit on how to finance the new global development goals.
Development cooperation budget 2016: More resources for the Syrian crisis, climate issues and humanitarian work
In the Budget Bill for 2016, the development cooperation framework will increase by nearly SEK 3 billion due to increased GNI and additional funding of SEK 886 million. This means that the development cooperation framework amounts to SEK 43.4 billion and that appropriation increases are possible in a number of areas.
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