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Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

International meeting on the role of business in efforts to end violence against children

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Wednesday 18 January a new step is being taken in the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children with an international meeting in Davos, Switzerland, focusing on the role of business in this work. The meeting was arranged in connection with the annual World Economic Forum. The Global Partnership is to help achieve the Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda on preventing and ending violence against and exploitation of children. Sweden has a prominent role to play as a pathfinder and was co-organiser of the meeting.

"To achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda on all girls and boys in the world being able to grow up free from violence and exploitation, it is crucial that all actors in society contribute and take action. The business sector has an important role to play in this regard. The Swedish Government is working together with the private sector, civil society, the education sector and children on this issue," says Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér.

The other co-organisers of the meeting were Carlsson Wagonlit Travel, Ericsson, Telia, Zain Group and the UN Foundation. The Swedish Government will continue the dialogue with the companies that have operations in Sweden.

Executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lake was also taking part in the meeting.

The Global Partnership was launched in 2016

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children was launched in July last year and is a joint initiative of UNICEF and the WHO for international collaboration between governments, civil society, the private sector and other actors to achieve change.

In December 2016, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér took part in the partnership's fourth board meeting at the UNICEF headquarters in New York. The meeting dealt with how the partnership should work on global opinion formation and knowledge exchange between the participating countries, and how resources should be mobilised for efforts to end violence against children.

A number of nations, known as pathfinders, play a more prominent role in the partnership. Apart from Sweden, the other pathfinders are currently Indonesia, Mexico and Tanzania.

Press contact

Joanna Abrahamsson
Press Secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00

Ministers on this page who have left the government

Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

Ministers on this page who have left the government

Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.