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The Government to take part in opening of UN General Assembly 17–30 September
Next week, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson will travel to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly.
Prime Minister Löfven will also take part in the Climate Action Summit .”Sweden will be the world’s first fossile free welfare nation”, he says ahead of the summit.
New ministers in the Government
On Tuesday 10 September, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented changes within the Government. New Minister for Foreign Affairs and head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is Ann Linde. New Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs is Anna Hallberg.
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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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.
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.