On 20 November, is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér are at the United Nations in New York to take part in the celebrations. The Government is committed to strengthening the rights of the child and has begun work on making the Convention on the Rights of the Child part of Swedish law.
Prime Minister's comments on Swedish Armed Forces analysis of intelligence operation in Stockholm archipelago
On Friday 14 November, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sverker Göranson presented the Swedish Armed Forces analysis of the intelligence operation conducted in October in the Stockholm archipelago. The analysis shows that there is conclusive evidence that Sweden was subjected to a violation of its waters. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven commented on the analysis at a press conference.
On 12 November, the Swedish Consul General in Jerusalem Ann-Sofie Nilsson signed an agreement with the UNDP, in the presence of the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, for additional support from Sweden for reconstruction efforts in Gaza. According to the agreement, Sweden will fund a UNDP-led project for removal of rubble from infrastructure damaged during the war in Gaza this summer. This additional support amounts to SEK 24 million. Last week, the Swedish Government adopted a new five year strategy for the development cooperation with Palestine.
"Sweden is a small country but with big ambitions when it comes to knowledge, welfare and gender equality. These ambitions are also at the core of the Government's political priorities", Prime Minister Stefan Löfven explained in a recent meeting with the foreign ambassadors to Stockholm. The foreign ambassadors stationed in Stockholm were invited to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Thursday 5 November to meet members of the Swedish Government.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
30 October 2014
Sweden recognises Palestine and increases aid
Prime Minister's Office,
27 October 2014
EU summit focuses on environment and climate
Ministry of Finance,
23 October 2014
A Sweden that keeps together - Budget Bill for 2015
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a major problem for the countries affected, and Sweden has therefore provided extensive humanitarian support.
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