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The Government has decided to contribute an additional SEK 100 million in humanitarian support to efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
"Sweden is now responding to the UN request for more personnel and other resources. Sweden has many competent people who want and are able to contribute effectively the fight against Ebola. It is essential that all actors do their utmost. Ebola is now a global security issue," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin.
At the Cairo International Conference on Palestine 'Reconstructing Gaza', held this weekend, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström announced Sweden's increased support to Palestine.
"Our coming recognition of Palestine aims at making the parties to the conflict less unequal. It aims at supporting moderate Palestinians and providing a positive injection into the dynamics of the Middle East peace process. Our diplomatic and political efforts are accompanied by substantial economic support," said Ms Wallström in her speech.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has offered her congratulations to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai following the announcement today by the Norwegian Nobel Committee that they are both to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund has an annual turnover of eighty million USD and finances peacebuilding measures in about twenty countries. Since 2012, Sweden, through Ambassador Jan Knutsson, has led the strategic work in the Fund's advisory group at the request of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. On 7 October 2014 Ambassador Knutsson presented a summary report to the Secretary-General.
A meeting was held at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs this afternoon for staff to meet the two new ministers: Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation.
03 October 2014
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03 October 2014
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