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.

Responsible ministers
Isabella Lövin
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Ministry for Foreign Affairs

News from the UN Sustainable Development Summit 25-27 September in New York

Photo of Isabella Lövin, Åsa Romson, Stefan Löfven and Margot Wallström
Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin, Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström are attending the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York. Photo: Government Offices

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.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, together with Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin and Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, together with Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin and Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, announced a joint initiative to push forward the implementation of the sustainable development goal on the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine Resources. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

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.

Photo of signing the cooperation agreement
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. Photo: Government Offices

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.

Signed document of the initiative aimed at supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The presidents and prime ministers of Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Liberia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Timor-Leste and Tunisia, have come together today in an initiative aimed at supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Photo: Government Offices

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.

Photo of Stefan Löfven in Central Park
Stefan Löfven held a speech at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York. Photo: Government Offices

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 speaking at the GPEDCs side event
Minister for International Development Cooperation Ms Isabella Lövin speaking at the GPEDCs side event Photo: UN Women

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

Biståndsminister Isabella Lövin
Biståndsminister Isabella Lövin besöker flyktinglägret Dadaab i Kenya. Foto: Annika Flensburg, Regeringskansliet

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.

Biståndsminister Isabella Lövin
Biståndsminister Isabella Lövin. Foto: Martina Huber/Regeringskansliet

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.

Foto: Regeringskansliet

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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