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Swedish Forum on Gender Equality followed up in Tunisia
On 24–26 April, Tunisia will host the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality, an international conference to strengthen global gender equality efforts. The Forum follows up the international gender equality conference hosted in Stockholm in April 2018, and has been co-organised by the Government of Tunisia, UNDP and UN Women.
SEK 500 million to Green Climate Fund brought forward
Increased access to renewable energy through development cooperation is crucial, both for reduced climate impact and the transition to a climate-smart society, and also for sustainable economic development. Through an amendment to appropriation directions, the Government is investing in greater speed and quality in climate efforts.
Speech by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs at “Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control.“ in Berlin
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Sweden in the UN Security Council
After being elected by a wide margin to the United Nations Security Council, Sweden was a non-permanent member of the Council for the 2017–2018 term. As a principled member of the United Nations Security Council, Sweden took its cue from the foundation stones of international law, human rights, gender equality and a humanitarian perspective. The Swedish working method was characterised by listening, creativity, active diplomacy and an ambition to achieve results.
The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019
Priorities and goals of the Government's foreign policy.
Feminist foreign policy
Equality between women and men is a fundamental aim of Swedish foreign policy. Ensuring that women and girls can enjoy their fundamental human rights is both an obligation within the framework of our international commitments, and a prerequisite for reaching Sweden’s broader foreign policy goals on peace, and security and sustainable development.
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Sweden a leading actor in development cooperation
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has reviewed Sweden’s international development cooperation in a peer review. The official launch will take place on 12 June in Stockholm.
Sweden to host a youth perspective conference in the Barents region
On 12 June, young people from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia will meet in Luleå together with national and regional representatives and experts in the framework of the Swedish Chairmanship of the Barents Euro Arctic Council to discuss concrete and forward-looking proposals to increase youth engagement and influence in the Barents region.
The Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty
Ministerial declaration, Stockholm, 11 June 2019.
Internet freedom in decline – a threat to our democracy
The internet must not be a place where hate campaigns and disinformation take over the flow of information. We must have clear requirements for large corporations that dominate social media globally. It is in everyone’s interest that we do not leave the responsibility for our public debate and meeting places to companies, write Carin Jämtin, Margot Wallström and Peter Eriksson.
Joint statement on the situation in the Republic of Moldova
France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland and Sweden have noted with close attention the recent developments in the Republic of Moldova. Following the Parliamentary elections, a democratically elected Parliamentary majority has taken important decisions including the formation of a government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström to host a ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament
On 11 June, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will host an international ministerial meeting in Stockholm on disarmament and non-proliferation. This Swedish initiative will be the first meeting of its kind for many years, and there is a great deal of international interest.
Strategy for capacity development, partnership and methods that support the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development
The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create opportunities for people who live in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions.