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High-Level Dialogue against Corporal Punishment of Children

A conference on how to give children a childhood free from corporal punishment, took place in Stockholm 3-4 June. The conference is an initiative to start a continuous dialogue between high-level stakeholders, policy-makers and experts. Austria has agreed to arrange a similar conference in 2016.

The direction of democracy policy presented in a new communication

In the communication 'A policy for a living democracy' (2013/14:61), the Government presents the direction of democracy policy and the main democratic challenges facing society in the longer term.

Nordic pocket facts

In the Nordic Pocket Facts, we break down the statistics by native born and foreign born persons and native born persons with two foreign born parents. The statistics are also broken down by sex as far as possible. The "Nordic Pocket Facts 2013 - Statistics on integration" provides a picture of the status and progress of integration in the Nordic countries.

Super election year 2014

Young boy and his parent by a voting stand Photo: Malin Hoelstad/SvD/TT

2014 is the first year that Sweden is holding both a European election and a general election - a super election year. Elections are the most important means by which citizens can influence politics and at the same time demand accountability for the policies that are pursued.

News archive

The Swedish Government's website on human rights

with facts, news and policies on Human Rights in Sweden and international conventions.

Rights of the Child


The objective of the rights of the child policy is that children and young people are to be respected and to have opportunities for development and security and also for participation and influence.
Illustration of Convention om the rights of the child celebrates 25 years

Disability


The objectives of disability policy is to create a society without obstacles to participation and where there are equal living conditions for people with disabilities.

Nordic pocket facts 2013 - Statistics on integration


A statistical breakdown of the differences and similarities between native-born and foreign-born persons.