Åsa Lindhagen is Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs from February 5, 2021

Press release from Ministry of Employment

National report on human rights in Sweden submitted to the UN


As part of the third cycle of the UN’s Universal Periodic Review process (UPR), Sweden has on 14 October submitted a national report to the UN regarding the following up of the recommendations made to Sweden at the most recent review in January 2015.

The UPR process involves a periodic review of the human rights situation in all UN Member States. Unlike normal treaty reviews, the UPR is not conducted by independent experts, but by other States. The UPR is broad and covers all of the convention commitments on human rights. All questions relating to human rights can be raised during the examination.

The review of Sweden as part of this process will take place on 27 January 2020, at a dialogue in the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“We are living in a time that, more than for a very long time, requires the international agreements on human rights to be respected and taken very seriously. The UPR process is of major importance in promoting human rights, both nationally and internationally,” says Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen.

Any questions may be addressed to Nicole Goufas, Press Secretary to Ms Lindhagen.

Press contact

Nicole Goufas
Press Secretary to the Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation, Åsa Lindhagen
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00