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State Secretary Ulrika Modéer. Photo: Gabriel Liljenström/Government Offices

State Secretary Modéer at the Commission of Population and Development

At the 48th Commission of Population and Development in New York, State Secretary for International Development Cooperation Ulrika Modéer made a statement highlighting the importance of placing human rights and gender equality at the heart of sustainable development. The statement underlined that Sweden now has a feminist foreign and development policy, and mentioned that Sweden will launch a new strategy for sexual and reproductive health and rights for Sub-Saharan Africa that will support the region with SEK 350 million a year.

Swedish - South Africa links go back a long way

In connection to Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström's visit to South Africa (for the Nordic Africa Meeting of Foreign Ministers) she wrote an article describing the long term committment and relationship between our two countries. The article also highlights some of the key issues that she will highlight during the meeting.

The Swedish position on nuclear disarmament

Today, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder briefed the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Swedish position on nuclear disarmament ahead of the 2015 Review Conference for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Strengthening the sexual and reproductive health in Africa

Today is international World Health Day and we have much to celebrate. More and more people around the world are enjoying better health and living longer, child mortality is decreasing as is the number of people who become infected with HIV.

Statement by Margot Wallström on the terrorist attack in eastern Kenya

"I feel great sorrow and anger that all these young people have lost their lives, and I would like to express my own and the rest of the Government's deep sympathy with all those who have been injured or have lost a family member or friend."

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