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If Sweden wants to take responsibility and influence world politics - then we should be on the United Nations Security Council. The entire Government will join in the efforts to secure Sweden a seat in 2017-2018
It couldn't be any plainer. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven emphasised it in the Statement of Government Policy. It was the first point Margot Wallström raised on her first day as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Sweden's candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2017-2018 is going to be very much in the spotlight.
Her yearning for a return to political teamwork became so strong that it was impossible to turn the job down when it was offered. And alongside all of her years in the EU and the UN, she also has almost unparalleled international experience in Swedish politics.
Meet Margot Wallström, as she talks about the new foreign policy, Sweden's role in the world, leadership and role models.
On 14 November, Bill Gates visited Stockholm where he met Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Sweden collaborate on many global health efforts and are both major donors to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the GAVI Alliance for vaccines and immunisation.
Today, 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.
10 November 2014
The Government met with the diplomatic corps
30 October 2014
Sweden recognises the State of Palestine and increases aid
28 October 2014
Support to Syria's neighbours
23 October 2014
The Government increases support for the fight against Ebola
22 October 2014
Isabella Lövin meets USAID Administrator Shah
22 October 2014
Significantly increased level of ambition for climate action
16 October 2014
Sweden contributes medical care efforts in the fight against Ebola
13 October 2014
Sweden's increased support to Palestine
10 October 2014
Minister for Foreign Affairs congratulates Nobel Peace Prize recipients
08 October 2014
Ban Ki-moon praises Swedish leadership of United Nations Peacebuilding Fund
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