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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
Berlin, 15 March 2019 Check against delivery
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 Margot Wallström at Taras Shevchenko National University
Kyiv, Ukraine. 31 May 2019. Check against delivery.
State Visit from the Republic of Korea
On 14–15 June, the President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Moon Jae-in, will pay a State Visit to Sweden at the invitation of His Majesty The King. The President will be accompanied by his wife, First Lady Kim Jung-sook.
Sweden increases support to Mozambique following cyclones
Mozambique has been severely affected by natural disasters in recent years. Both widespread drought and cyclones have increased the population’s vulnerability. The material devastation has been particularly great. Sweden intends to provide support amounting to SEK 150 million to help rebuild the country. Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson has been in the country since Wednesday to gain an overview of the situation.
Swedish initiative to prevent EU aid budget investing in fossil energy
During the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Thursday 16 May in Brussels, Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson announced that Sweden will work to prevent the EU aid budget investing in fossil energy.
"The EU Eastern Partnership has been a success"
Ten years ago, Sweden, together with Poland, initiated the EU’s Eastern Partnership. As the partnership now enters its second decade, it is a good time to highlight three priorities for its future development, writes Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.
We must stand up for human rights, freedom of expression and confidence in the future
Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson talks about the most important political issues during this electoral period and what changes he wants to see.
A new sustainable export initiative throughout the country
Making the entire Nordic region the first integrated 5G zone and getting Swedish companies to export more. Listen to Minister for Foreign Trade with responsibility for Nordic affairs Ann Linde talk about some of her priorities during this electoral period.
Meet the ministers in the Swedish Government
Listen to the ministers in Sweden’s new government talk about their areas of responsibility and priorities, as well as the challenges that await during this electoral period.
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