Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture is responsible for issues relating to culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level, the national minorities and the language and culture of the Sami people. The Ministry is also responsible for anti-discrimination work and issues concerning civil society, faith communities and burial and cremation services.
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New minister at the Ministry of Culture
On 21 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Amanda Lind is the new Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport and head of ministry.
The Government has appointed Helene Öberg as State Secretary to Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport, Amanda Lind.
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Opening Address by Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Dag Hammarskjöld and the United Nations Seminar on 16 May
Berlin, 16 May 2018. Check against delivery.Opening Address by Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Dag Hammarskjöld and the United Nations Seminar on 16 May
Action plan: Defending Free Speech - measures to protect journalists, elected representatives and artists from exposure to threats and hatred
The Government is commencing a more systematic effort to safeguard – and thereby strengthen - the democratic discourse against threats and hatred. The work conducted by the judicial authorities is of importance, but not enough to protect the democratic discourse. This action plan, issued by the Swedish Government, is specifically intended to safeguard politically elected representatives, journalists and artists as a part of the infrastructure of the democratic discourse. These actors are particularly exposed due to the functions they have in society.Action plan: Defending Free Speech - measures to protect journalists, elected representatives and artists from exposure to threats and hatred
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Agenda item 4: Implementation of the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Monday April 16th 2018 Nordic statement Delivered by: Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy of Sweden Check against delivery.Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Swedish statement at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security
National statement delivered by Her Excellency Ms. Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy, on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: Preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice, 16 April 2018, New York.Swedish statement at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security
More culture to more children and young people
In the spring amending budget for 2018, the Government is proposing that the Swedish Arts Council receive SEK 10 million to go to culture for children and young people as a temporary initiative during 2018. The funding supplements the comprehensive grants towards culture for children and young people already provided by the Swedish Arts Council. The initiative is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.More culture to more children and young people
The Government enhances support to smaller cinemas throughout the country
In the spring amending budget for 2018, the Government is investing an additional SEK 15 million in 2018 to provide temporary enhanced support to smaller cinemas and film festivals. This is a boost in addition to the investment of SEK 25 million being made annually in 2016–2019. The investment is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.The Government enhances support to smaller cinemas throughout the country
Measures against anti-Semitism and for enhanced security
Several measures against anti-Semitism and for enhanced security are ongoing and planned. They are carried out by the Swedish Government as well as by governmental agencies. Here are some examples.Measures against anti-Semitism and for enhanced security
Delegation against Segregation
from Ministry of Culture
The Delegation against Segregation is a government agency mandated to help reduce and combat segregation. It is responsible for ensuring that the Government’s long-term reform programme to reduce segregation is implemented in collaboration with municipalities, regions, agencies, civil society, researchers and others.Delegation against Segregation
Sub-target 5: Gender-equal health
The Government’s fifth gender equality policy sub-target is ‘Gender-equal health’. Women and men and girls and boys must have the same opportunities and conditions for good health and be offered health and social care on equal terms. Gender-equal health is a target in itself, but good health for women and men and girls and boys also contributes to gender-equal and active participation in society.Sub-target 5: Gender-equal health