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Sweden as Chair of OSCE

The OSCE is a security policy cooperation body with 57 participating States. The OSCE’s activities are based on a broadly defined view of security that includes military arms control, human rights, rule of law and democracy. Sweden is chairing the OSCE in 2021.

Responsible ministers
Ann Linde
Responsible ministries
Ministry for Foreign Affairs

About the Swedish Chair of OSCE in 2021

Swedish OSCE-delegation in Vienna

Link to OSCE:s web page

Petra Lärke
Petra Lärke, ambassadör och chef för Sekretariatet för Sveriges OSSE-ordförandeskap 2021 Regeringskansliet/Sara Brynedal

Petra Lärke appointed head of the Task Force for Swedish Chair of the OSCE

The Government has today decided to appoint Petra Lärke as head of the Task Force that is to lead and plan Sweden’s Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2021. She will take up her post on 2 March 2020.

Photo: The Permanent Delegation of Sweden to the OSCE

Sweden hosts first meeting of Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation Group

On 11 May 2020, the Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation Group, under the Swedish Chair, held their first virtual meeting. It focused on the challenges and opportunities of information technology and human trafficking.

Foto: International Alert

Feminist foreign policy

Gender equality is a fundamental aim of Swedish foreign policy. Ensuring that women and girls enjoy fundamental human rights is an obligation within our international commitments and prerequisite to achieving Sweden’s broader foreign policy goals – peace, security and sustainable development.

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