This year it is 25 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Government therefore wants to designate 2014 as the Convention on the Rights of the Child commemoration year.
-The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs will implement a series of measures and activities during the year that aim to advance the work on the rights of the child, says Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson.
The Government's measures in elderly policy 2006-2014 were highlighted at a conference in Stockholm on 4 December. Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson spoke about the Government's priorities and discussed the conditions for future elderly care
On 25-26 November, the second and concluding meeting within the framework of the World Health Organisation (WHO) financing dialogue will take place in Geneva. As a result of the dialogue, which has been in progress between June and November, available resources are expected to be better matched to the objectives and results established in the organisation's budget for 2014-2015.
Maria Larsson, Nora D. Volkow, Håkan Leifman
21 November 2013
Maria Larsson, minister
10 December 2013
14 June 2012
The Government wants to prevent the use of cannabis.On 20-21 November the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs hosted an international research conference in Stockholm. The aim was to present research from Sweden and other countries on cannabis and its impact on human health.
Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson visited Brazil on 3-9 November to meet representatives of children's rights issues for an exchange of knowledge and experience.