The term ‘civil society’ refers to an arena – separate from the state, the market and private households – where people organise and act together in pursuit of common interests. The area includes everything from networks and non-profit organisations to registered religious communities, etc. This policy area covers opportunities to form organisations, receive state aid and help people become involved and run activities.
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Swedish statement on ‘The situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question’
National statement delivered by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on ‘The situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question,’ 20 February 2018, New York.
Sub-target 1: Equal division of power and influence
The Government’s first gender equality policy sub-target is to achieve an ‘Equal distribution of power and influence’ in society and ensure that women and men have the same rights and opportunities to be active citizens and to shape the conditions for decision-making in all sectors of society.
Refugee girls and women: Moving forward on migration policy
On 7 December, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU hosted two panel discussions on women and girls in EU migration policy. The discussions provided input to political decision making processes in the field of migration.
The fifth summit called for a stronger EU Eastern Partnership
When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other EU Heads of State and Government met their counterparts from the Eastern Partnership countries in Brussels 24 November, reforms, deepened and broadened cooperation were on the agenda. Prime Minister Löfven particularly stressed the importance of democracy and human rights, gender equality and a strong civil society.
Fifth summit of the Eastern Partnership
When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other EU heads of state and government meet their counterparts in the Eastern Partnership countries, the agenda will include reforms and deepened cooperation. The Government will particularly highlight the importance of democracy and a strong civil society.
Government adopts new development strategy for Iraq
The Government today adopts a five-year development strategy for Iraq, thereby increasing its engagement in the country. The strategy is intended to contribute to peacebuilding and strengthening gender equality in the difficult and crucial situation the country is now in.
Experts on human rights in Russia spoke at the Swedish EU-representation
The human rights situation in Russia is being closely monitored by the EU. On 1 June, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU hosted experts from Human Rights Watch, Public Verdict Foundation and Amnesty International, who gave their view of the situation.
Towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
Towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Report on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development - Compilation of operational examples.
Statement by Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist at the UNSC Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Hultqvist, Minister of Defence of Sweden, at the Security Council Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings, Monday, 15 May 2017
Continued efforts for a Sweden that stands together – Government to invest SEK 132 million
The Government is mobilising efforts to foster an open and democratic society. Initiatives within the framework of ‘a Sweden that stands together’ were presented in the 2016 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill. This work will continue with additional initiatives for a society with open meeting places, more local cultural activities and an enhanced civil society, as well as measures against discrimination, extremism, threats and hate. A total of SEK 132 million is being committed in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016, which are based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.