Democracy, gender equality and human rights

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Major educational project against racism

Holocaust Remembrance Day was 27 January. In cities in Europe and around the world, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau was commemorated. Throughout Sweden, demonstrations and seminars were arranged to commemorate one of the darkest chapters of human history.

Photo of Stefan Löfven and Emma Watson. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven with actor Emma Watson at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photo: Maria Davidsson/TT

Stefan Löfven attending World Economic Forum in Davos

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos on 22-23 January.

"First and foremost, I will pursue the issue of how we can use the potential offered by globalisation to create more jobs and increase growth. But my focus will also be on how we can build more equal and gender-equal societies. Over the past few decades we have seen how many countries have become increasingly unequal, and this is a trend that must be broken," says Mr Löfven.

Committee on the Rights of the Child and Government in forward-looking dialogue

The dialogue between the Government of Sweden and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva has now concluded. The Government will continue to advance the rights of the child in cooperation with civil society and other actors.

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Certain parts of this website are currently being updated due to the change of government.

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