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02 Mar 2018 description

Within the framework of this strategy, Sweden’s development cooperation with Sudan is to contribute to sustainable peace, improved conditions for good public service delivery, and strengthened resilience. The strategy will apply in the period 2018–2022 and provide a total of SEK 1 200 million.

Activities will contribute to the following objectives:

Sustainable peace

13 Feb 2018 description

In Yemen, one child dies every ten minutes because of extreme hunger and disease resulting from conflict. Close to 10 million children remain at risk; bearing the brunt of a crisis that they hold no responsibility for, or control over. In Syria, schools – where children should find safety – are regularly attacked; denying them both education and protection. Six million children in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. Millions more are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries and beyond.

29 Jan 2018 description

The Government has decided to allocate SEK 800 million over four years (2018–2021) to the Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy has been updated to more clearly focus on the link between humanitarian assistance and long-term development, particularly in the Horn of Africa countries. The Government considers that there is considerable potential for Sweden to contribute to increased resilience to crises and disasters, and to conflict prevention and conflict management regionally.

30 Nov 2017 description

Statement by the Chair of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, H.E Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, on the mission of the Working Group to the Sudan, 26-29 November 2017.

08 Jul 2011 description

08 July 2011
Ministry for Foreign Affairs

"In view of the worsening humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and in Sudan, Sweden is now allocating additional humanitarian support to the region to help people in distress," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson.

25 Nov 2010 description

The Government decided today to send four election observers to Sudan ahead of the referendum in southern Sudan, scheduled for 9 January 2011.

"The people of southern Sudan face the historic task of deciding whether Sudan will continue to be one country or whether it will be divided.

06 May 2008 description

"Peaceful and lasting development in Sudan requires the full implementation of the peace agreement between northern and southern Sudan.

13 Mar 2008 description

Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade, Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation

The Government's communication on Africa takes its cue from the continent's new reality.

10 Jan 2008 description

The Norwegian-Swedish offer to provide a joint engineering unit to the UN and African Union's joint peace operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has been withdrawn. The reason for this is Sudan's opposition to the force.

"Norway and Sweden have been preparing support to the UN operation in Darfur for quite some time.

18 Oct 2007 description

The Government decided today to present a Government Bill on a Swedish military contribution to the EU operation in Chad and Central African Republic. The EU will conduct the operation under a UN mandate.

The Government proposes that Sweden contribute a rifle company of 200 soldiers to the operation which in turn will support the UN presence in the area.

04 Oct 2007 description

The Government will present a Bill to the Riksdag today proposing Swedish participation in UNAMID, the African Union/United Nations Hybrid peacekeeping operation in Darfur.

The Swedish and Norwegian governments have notified the UN that they will contribute a joint engineer force of around 400 people to UNAMID, which will take over from the AU-led force by the end of this year at the latest.

17 Aug 2007 description

Norway and Sweden are to send a joint engineering unit to the UN and African Union (AU) hybrid force in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID). The Swedish-Norwegian contribution is planned for a period of a maximum of twelve months and the ambition is for the force to be in place at the end of this year.

"It is important for Norway and Sweden to assist the UN in its peace-support efforts in Darfur.

02 Jul 2007 description

Seminar with ICRC on the humanitarian challenges in Darfur 02 July 2007

15 Jun 2007 description

The Government's strategy is based on humanitarian protection and development assistance, long-term support to work with legal protection for women in Darfur and new diplomatic efforts that are to ensure that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) is strengthened and complied with.

Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson presented these plans at a meeting with Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), earlier today.

"I want to increase Sweden's efforts for humanitarian protection and respect for …

07 Mar 2007 description

Sweden is to contribute SEK 10 million to what is termed the Darfur Dialogue in Sudan, part of the peace agreement for Darfur signed in May 2006. It is to gather representatives of refugees, local leaders and other representatives of civil society in general, in a dialogue on how a new future is to be built in Darfur. The aim of the Government is to support women's participation in particular.

"Those worst affected by the deep political and humanitarian crisis in Darfur are women and children.

12 Dec 2006 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Today, on 12 December, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva will be holding a special meeting on Darfur. The meeting will discuss the violations of human rights that are reported almost every day from Darfur. The Council meeting has been convened at the request of sixty-five countries. Sweden, together with the rest of the EU, has been one of the strongest drivers.

It is extremely important that the UN Human Rights Council responds unequivocally to the violations taking place in Darfur.

01 Sep 2006 description

On 31 August, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1706 on the Darfur region in Sudan. The Resolution announces that UMIS, the UN peace-keeping mission in Sudan, will be expanded to include some 20 000 people. The primary task of UNMIS is to support implementation of the peace agreement entered into on 5 May between the government of Sudan and parts of the rebel movement in Darfur.

"I welcome this Resolution. It will lay the basis for a vigorous international commitment to bring an end to the conflict in Darfur.

18 Jul 2006 description

On 18 July 2006 Sweden is participating in a donor conference for AMIS, the African Union (AU) peace-keeping mission in Darfur in Sudan. The conference is being held in Brussels. Leading the Swedish delegation is Ambassador Marika Fahlén. At the conference, Sweden will announce a further contribution of SEK 10 million in support of the AU and AMIS. The money will make possible the continued and strengthened participation of Swedish civilian personnel and help in the form of expertise and experience through such means as training programmes.

05 May 2006 description

Comment, Jan Eliasson, Minister for Foreign Affairs