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Global cooperation on migration and mobility - a key for sustainable development

On the occasion of the visit to Stockholm by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on International Migration and Development Mr. Peter Sutherland, a seminar will be hosted by the Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration Mr. Morgan Johansson to discuss global cooperation on migration and mobility, the new UN development agenda and ways to stop the tragedies in the Mediterranean.

Statement on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration visited the United States on april 22-24 and held a speech at the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace.

Joint statement on the shipwreck in the Mediterranean

"We are dismayed by the shipwreck in the Mediterranean in which a large number of people drowned on their way to Europe. The unscrupulous people-smugglers who exploit the situation of desperate people bear a large part of the responsibility. The reports of the tragedy are harrowing and heart-rending, and the EU must now take action and strengthen our joint measures to try to prevent a repeat of this tragedy. ..."

New State secretary at the Ministry of Justice

Today, the Government appointed Ms Catharina Espmark as State secretary to the Minister for Justice and Migration.

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The Ministry of Justice

is responsible for legislation concerning the constitution and general administrative law, civil law, procedural law and criminal law. The Ministry also handles matters relating to migration and asylum policy and civil crisis preparedness.

In the international arena, the Ministry takes part in efforts to lay the groundwork for international cooperation against cross-border crime.

Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson is head of the Ministry. At the Ministry is also Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman. The Ministry is divided in 21 divisions.
The citizens of some countries need to have a visa to enter Sweden. A list of which these countries are and information on how to go about to apply for a visa can be found here.

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Ministry of Justice work Rosenbad 4 postal SE-103 33 Stockholm Office work +46 8 405 10 00 Fax fax +46 8 20 27 34
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