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The Swedish Consul General Ann-Sofie Nilsson discussing with Palestinian civil society actors during one of the consultations in Ramallah. Photo: Disa Kammars Larsson, Kvinna till Kvinna

1325 Consultations in Palestine and the DRC

The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in 2000. As part of the process of revising the Swedish National Action Plan on implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is currently undertaking field consultations with relevant actors in conflict and post-conflict countries.

Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin gave an opening address at the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development 2015. Photo: Thomas Henrikson, Orange

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is hosting the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development 2015

On 12-13 May, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, together with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), is co-hosting the international conference Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. The conference will deal with the link between peace, security and development cooperation. Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin will join 150 policymakers, researchers and organisations at the conference to discuss international measures and cooperation on the theme of 'Promoting Sustainable Peace'.

Government extends bilateral aid to Iraq

The Government has decided to extend the phase-out period of bilateral aid to Iraq in view of the serious situation in the country. Support is now being raised by SEK 10 million, from SEK 60 million to SEK 70 million in 2015, and in 2016 an additional SEK 30 million will be provided.

"Sweden has a major commitment in and close contacts with Iraq. The Government feels a responsibility to help the population in this very serious situation," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström. Photo: European Commission

Sweden celebrates 20 years of EU membership

Saturday 9 May marked 20 years since Sweden became a member of the European Union along with Finland and Austria.

The EU has become the world's largest integrated economy, with a population of more than 500 million. Because of the internal market, Swedes can live, travel, study, work and retire wherever they like in the EU. These are just some of the many examples of the impact EU membership has had on Sweden so far.

Statement by Margot Wallström and Isabella Lövin on the earthquake in Nepal

"We feel deep sorrow about the thousands of people who have died, been injured or otherwise suffered from the powerful earthquake in Nepal and neighbouring countries."

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