News from the Government and Government Offices

  • International support for new chemicals framework

    • The Ministers sitting at a meeting table talking each other.

      Sweden's Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Uruguay’s Minister of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment Eneida de Léon.

      Photo: UNEP (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    • The Minister speaking at a podium.

      Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin giving Sweden's national statment at UNEA-4.

      Photo: UNEP (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    Sweden and Uruguay co-chaired a meeting of the High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste, with representatives from a number of countries and organisations. Participants agreed on a joint statement to work together for a new, ambitious global framework for chemicals and waste to be adopted in 2020. The meeting took place at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Minister for Gender Equality to highlight Consent Act at summit on girls’ and women’s rights

    • The minister of Gender Equality speak at

      "Gender equality is a fundamental matter of human rights, democracy and social justice. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives", says Åsa Lindhagen from the swedish statement in the General Assembly.

      Photo: Nicole Goufas/Government Offices of Sweden

    • Ministers of Gender Equality around a table.

      Åsa Lindhagen and the Nordic ministers, also responsible for gender equality, signing a declaration for Agenda 2030, handed to UN Women director Phumzile Mlambo.

      Photo: Pontus Hook

    • Picture of Åsa Lindhagen

      "Sweden`s feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making at all levels, nationally and internationally,” says Åsa Lindhagen.

      Photo: Kristian Pohl/ Government Offices of Sweden

    • Six women ane standing beside each other.

      –"It is important at these times, when forces are pushing to roll back the land-winnings on gender equality, that we can act together with joint forces to continue advancing in this field", says Åsa Lindhagen. Here together with Nordic ministers for Gender Equality.

      Photo:Pontus Höök

    Åsa Lindhagen will be heading the Swedish delegation at the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on 11–22 March. This year’s theme – social protection systems – is intended to highlight global challenges for gender equality.

European Union 2017 Källa: EC - Audiovisual Service Foto: Mauro Bottaro

Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union

This page contains more information on how the Government and the Government Offices are working in response to Brexit. It describes how Sweden is preparing for Brexit, including contingency planning for a no-deal withdrawal.

 Prime Minister and Minister of Gender Equality
“Gender equality is a matter of justice. We see the inequality between women and men as a social problem. And this is where policy can create change,” say Stefan Löfven and Åsa Lindhagen. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Feminist policy must make a difference in people’s daily lives and experiences

Since 21 January 2019, Sweden has a new feminist Government. “We will use our policies to build a society in which all people have equal value and equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities, and in which no one is limited by their gender,” say Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Sweden’s new Government

Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. The change of government took place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace presided over by His Majesty the King.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Key acts and ordinances entering into force late 2018/early 2019

This information material contains a selection of the acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that enter into force in the second half of 2018 or some time thereafter.

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