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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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Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström at Hanalys in Hanaholmen, Finland
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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.
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.
Statement by Equal Rights Coalition on the situation in Chechnya
January 23, 2019
New state secretaries at the Government Offices
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.
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Ann Linde, Anna Ekström , Ardalan Shekarabi, Åsa Lindhagen, Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Margot Wallström, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, Morgan Johansson, Per Bolund, Peter Eriksson, Peter Hultqvist, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Ylva Johansson, Government, Government Offices, 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, Prime Minister's Office
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.
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.
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.
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.