Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sweden's missions abroad are responsible for Sweden’s foreign, development cooperation and trade policy.

Responsible ministers

Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Affairs
Anna Hallberg Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs
Peter Eriksson Minister for International Development Cooperation

News from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visits Sweden

    • Photo: UNHCR/Caroline Bach

    • Photo: Erica Kanold/Government Offices of Sweden

    • Photo: Erica Kanold/Government Offices of Sweden

    This week, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is spending two days in Stockholm. During his visit he will meet Prime Minister Stefan Löfven,Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson. Yesterday he also took part in an evening discussion at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs together with State Secretary Per Olsson Fridh about how we can best deal with long-term humanitarian crises. The talks in Stockholm will focus on both urgent humanitarian crises and more strategic issues such as the financing of the UNHCR and implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees.

  • #GirlsTakeover – a global initiative to promote girls’ rights and highlight their agency

    Within the context of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is taking part in the global #GirlsTakeover campaign. Through this campaign – an initiative of Plan International – girls all over the world will step into a leadership role on 11 October in connection with International Day of the Girl Child.

Photo: Jonas Svensson, Swedish Armed Forces

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.

Photo: Anders Löwdin / The Riksdag

The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019

Priorities and goals of the Government's foreign policy.

Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

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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