Policy framework for Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance Reference No.: ID 2016/17:60

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In this Communication the Government outlines the direction of Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. A new development agenda was established in 2015 with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. For the first time, poverty reduction efforts in the international arena have been explicitly linked to all three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. In combination, these undertakings provide a unique opportunity to take a horizontal approach to development. Sweden will continue to be a powerful voice globally on development issues and for humanitarian operations. The Government seeks to contribute to innovative thinking, to change and towards making a difference for people living in poverty. This policy framework, in the form of a Communication to the Riksdag, sees the Government presenting its policy for achieving this.

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