Minister for Children Åsa Regnér meets Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi
Today, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér received Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi for a meeting at the Ministry for Health and Social Affairs. Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai for his struggle against the suppression of children and young people, against child labour and for the right of all children to education. The meeting took place in conjunction with the Riksdag's Nobel Seminar on child labour that the Minister and Laureate Kailash Satyarthi are attending this afternoon.
On 20 November, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven participated in the United Nations' 25th anniversary celebrations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
-The Government is committed to strengthening the rights of the child and is now begining work to make the Convention on the Rights of the Child part of Swedish law, said Ms Regnér.
Agreement on certain adjustments in the pensions agreement
The Pension Group which consists of five parties represented in the Riksdag and chaired by Annika Strandhäll has agreed on certain changes to the pensions agreement. The Group notes that, fundamentally, the pension system works well. However, in light of external changes and experience gained in the first fifteen years, there is reason to reconsider some parts of the system.