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France and Sweden announce joint decision to develop a common strategy for combating human trafficking for sexual exploitation
Today - on the International Women's Day - the Government of France and the Government of Sweden are proud to announce our joint decision to develop a common strategy for combating human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe and globally.
Ludwig Göransson receives the Government’s Music Export Prize 2018
The Government’s prize for extraordinary services to Swedish music exports in 2018 has been awarded to composer and producer Ludwig Göransson. The Government’s 2018 Special Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports has been awarded this year to Thomas Johansson, Live Nation. The commendation for achievements of particular importance to the internationalisation of Swedish music has been awarded to Musikmakarna and Ulla Sjöström.
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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Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström at Hanalys in Hanaholmen, Finland
(Check against delivery) Excellencies, distinguished guests,Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström at Hanalys in Hanaholmen, Finland
Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Holocaust Remembrance Lecture 2019
(Check against delivery) Your Royal Highness, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends: I want to welcome you all to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and to the 2019 Holocaust Remembrance Lecture.Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Holocaust Remembrance Lecture 2019
Guidelines for strategies in Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance
Guidelines for strategies are intended for the Government Offices, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Swedish missions abroad and, where applicable, also for other government agencies commissioned by the Government to implement strategies for development cooperation.Guidelines for strategies in Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance
Statement by Equal Rights Coalition on the situation in Chechnya
January 23, 2019Statement by Equal Rights Coalition on the situation in Chechnya
New state secretaries at the Government Offices
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Ann Linde, Anna Ekström , Ardalan Shekarabi, Åsa Lindhagen, Government, Government Offices, Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Margot Wallström, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Morgan Johansson, Per Bolund, Peter Eriksson, Peter Hultqvist, Prime Minister's Office, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Ylva Johansson
The Government today appointed 31 state secretaries at the Government Offices. Former state secretaries have been dismissed from their positions. Most of the state secretaries have previously held corresponding positions at the Government Offices.New state secretaries at the Government Offices
10 points on Sweden’s membership of the UN Security Council 2017–2018
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. We are grateful for the good cooperation with partners during our tenure.10 points on Sweden’s membership of the UN Security Council 2017–2018
Letter to the UN Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict
Letter from Ambassador Olof Skoog, Sweden, to the President of the United Nations Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict, 12 December 2018, New York.Letter to the UN Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict
Swedish Explanation of Vote after the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2451 on Yemen
Explanation of Vote delivered by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden after the Adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2451 on Yemen, 21 December 2018, New York.Swedish Explanation of Vote after the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2451 on Yemen
Sweden’s centenary gift to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
As a gift from Sweden to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Government has set up three cooperation funds to mark the countries’ 100th anniversaries in 2018. Following approval by the Riksdag, SEK 30 million has been set aside in three grants of SEK 10 million each, constituting the founding capital for three foundations with the aim of promoting broad people-to-people exchanges between Sweden and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, respectively.Sweden’s centenary gift to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Swedish statement at the UN Security Council Briefing on Guinea-Bissau
National statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Guinea-Bissau, 21 December 2018, New York.Swedish statement at the UN Security Council Briefing on Guinea-Bissau