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Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Government re-establishes an international law and disarmament delegation

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On Thursday 17 December, the Government decided to establish an international law and disarmament delegation, tasked with following and analysing developments in the areas of humanitarian law and disarmament.

The purpose of the delegation will be to develop proposals for Swedish positions and initiatives on issues concerning humanitarian law and disarmament, including when these encompass or touch upon other areas of international law, such as human rights.

Re-establishment of the delegation is in line with the Government's declaration that human rights, international law, international disarmament and work to combat terrorism and weapons of mass destruction must be cornerstones of Swedish foreign policy.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will chair the delegation. It is expected to meet two to three times a year. Between meetings, work will be conducted in working groups that will provide analyses and serve as think-tanks. The next step will be to appoint the delegation's members, who are to be experts in international law and disarmament issues, from the Riksdag, the Government Offices, government agencies, civil society and the research community.

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Erik Wirkensjö
Press Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 10 September 2019 she was Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 10 September 2019 she was Minister for Foreign Affairs.