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EU heads of state or government invited to a Social Summit in Gothenburg
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, together with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, has invited heads of state or government from EU Member States, as well as over 30 different organisations and actors, to attend the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017. More than 180 participants have been invited to the summit.
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2018
Everyone who can work should work and contribute to our common welfare. This is why, in the autumn budget, the Government is investing in strengthening labour market measures and the integration of new arrivals. The Government is reforming the system of subsidised employment and introducing a new, uniform supportive measure – introductory jobs. The Government is also strengthening efforts for a sustainable working life by establishing a new agency for work environment awareness and allocating funds for the development of methods to combat unfair competition. Moreover, the Government is investing in measures to continue creating a sustainable reception system and ensuring the effective integration of newly arrived immigrants. The paths to employment will be strengthened through a new regulatory framework for Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish public employment service) on the integration of new arrivals and the introduction of an education and training obligation. The Budget Bill for 2018 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.
Facts about the Global Commission on the Future of Work
In 2015, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the Future of Work Initiative, a comprehensive endeavour to deepen understanding of the challenges facing the labour market of the future and equip the ILO to tackle them. The initiative’s conclusions will be presented in conjunction with the ILO’s centenary in 2019.
Prime Minister leading UN efforts on tomorrow’s jobs – new ILO Commission presented today
What will we work with in the future? How will we ensure that adapting to climate change, an increasingly digital world and an ageing population lead to new jobs with better conditions? And that more people benefit from the advantages of globalisation than at present? These are questions that the ILO Commission, which was launched in Geneva today, will address. The co-chairs of the Commission, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, were present in Geneva.
Launch of High-Level Global Commission on the Future of Work
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in Geneva 21 August 2017. Check against delivery.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to co-chair new UN commission on the future of work
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has accepted an invitation to co-chair the new Global Commission on the Future of Work with President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. The Commission brings together some 20 experts from diverse regions of the world. It will examine the impacts of the revolutionary and long-term changes associated with the digital economy, climate change, demographic shifts and other factors. The Commission will publish recommendations for the creation of a more efficient labour market.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven´s speech at the presentation of Human Development Report 21 mars 2017
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Summary of the Government Communication 'Power, goals and agency – a feminist policy'
On 17 November 2016, the Swedish Government decided on the written communication ‘Power, goals and agency – a feminist policy for a gender-equal future’ (Govt Comm. 2016/17:10). In the communication, the Government presents the focus of gender equality policy with a new goal structure, a gender equality agency and a ten-year national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women.