News from the Government and Government Offices
Strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is testing our society. In recent weeks, the Swedish Government has presented a range of different measures to safeguard people’s lives, health and jobs.
The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against travel to all countries up to 15 June 2020
In light of the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly changing and uncertain situation for travellers, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has extended the decision it took on 14 March 2020 to advise against non-essential travel to all countries so that it applies until 15 June 2020.
Government communication on the feminist foreign policy
Five years of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy show that it generates results. This is outlined in the Government communication on the policy which was presented by the Government to the Riksdag in September 2019. The feminist foreign policy has, among other things, contributed to support for female members of parliament and entrepreneurs, fewer cases of maternal mortality and unplanned pregnancies, and more resources for gender equality and women’s and girl’s rights. Sweden has also contributed toward mobilising and financing for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
The same power to shape society and their own lives – the work of Sweden’s feminist government continues
All government policy must redistribute power and resources for a more gender-equal society. The goal is to ensure that women and men have the same power to shape society and their own lives.
Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will host the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism on 26-27 October 2020 in Malmö, Sweden. The Forum will take place 75 years after the end of the Second World War and the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This year also marks 20 years since the first Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust was held, and the establishment of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).