International development cooperation
Sweden has a long tradition of generous and ambitious development aid. Development cooperation is about helping to enable poor people to improve their living conditions. Swedish development aid is often channelled through international organisations such as the UN and the EU. Humanitarian assistance refers to Sweden’s activities to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain the human dignity of those affected by natural disasters, armed conflicts or other similar circumstances.
News about international development cooperation
Sweden to co-host high-level conference in Brussels on continued peace efforts in Somalia
On 16–17 July, Sweden, the Federal Government of Somalia and the EU will jointly host the annual Somalia Partnership Forum. Continued efforts for peace and development in Somalia will be discussed at the Forum.
New strategy to increase the level of ambition regarding global efforts on the environment, climate and oceans
Reduced emissions, improved resilience to climate change, and more sustainable management of water, ecosystems and natural resources. These are some of the goals aimed for in development efforts.
The Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seek to end poverty and hunger, realise the human rights of all, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources.
The Ocean Conference
The Ocean Conference will be held on 5–9 June and, in its capacity as co-initiator together with Fiji, Sweden wants to be sure of ambitious voluntary commitments to step up work on sustainable oceans, which are crucial to both combating poverty and economic development.
New strategy for humanitarian aid
In situations of armed conflict, natural disasters and other disaster situations, humanitarian aid is one of the most effective and tangible means of saving lives and alleviating the suffering of the women, men, girls and boys affected. In January 2017, the Government adopted a new strategy for Sweden’s humanitarian aid via the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for the period 2017–2020.
The Government’s measures for a more peaceful world
The need for peace in the world is greater than it has been for a long time. The number of conflicts in recent years has increased. Violence in countries such as Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan has turned back decades of economic, social and political development. Climate change, with the accompanying droughts, flooding or lack of freshwater, is accelerating and aggravating the challenges that already exist in fragile states.
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SEK 500 million to Green Climate Fund brought forward
Increased access to renewable energy through development cooperation is crucial, both for reduced climate impact and the transition to a climate-smart society, and also for sustainable economic development. Through an amendment to appropriation directions, the Government is investing in greater speed and quality in climate efforts.SEK 500 million to Green Climate Fund brought forward
Opinion piece by Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation
Opinion piece by Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter in connection with the Government’s increased support to the countries of Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey. Published on 17 March 2019.Opinion piece by Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation
Strategy for Sweden’s global development cooperation in sustainable economic development 2018-2022
The objective of Swedish international development cooperation is to create preconditions for better living conditions for people living in poverty and under oppression.Strategy for Sweden’s global development cooperation in sustainable economic development 2018-2022
The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019
On 13 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. Check against delivery.The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019
Guidelines for strategies in Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance
Guidelines for strategies are intended for the Government Offices, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Swedish missions abroad and, where applicable, also for other government agencies commissioned by the Government to implement strategies for development cooperation.Guidelines for strategies in Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance
Strategy for Sweden’s development cooperation for global gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights 2018-2022Strategy for Sweden’s development cooperation for global gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights 2018-2022
Sweden’s work on global health – implementing the 2030 Agenda
The 2030 Agenda offers us a new opportunity to influence and help improve the health situation for people in Sweden and globally. By acting globally, we create conditions for positive developments in our own country while also contributing to, and taking responsibility for, positive developments in the world at large. The document Sweden’s work on global health seeks to bring together and consolidate existing strategies, priorities and policies with the aim of setting out a clear and common agenda and creating the conditions for more effective communications, increased collaboration and, ultimately, more impactful Swedish action.Sweden’s work on global health – implementing the 2030 Agenda
Strategy for Sweden’s global development cooperation in sustainable social development 2018–2022
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.Strategy for Sweden’s global development cooperation in sustainable social development 2018–2022
Policy for global development in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
In the communication, the Government reports on, for example, its work on the policy for global development (PGD) during the years 2016–2017 within the scope of the 2030 Agenda and its Global Goals. The 17 goals and 169 targets are universal and indivisible and integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.Policy for global development in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Strategy for Sweden's cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2018–2022
This strategy forms the basis of Sweden’s cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) during the period 2018–2022.Strategy for Sweden's cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2018–2022