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16 Oct 2014 description

The Government has decided to contribute an additional SEK 100 million in humanitarian support to efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The new funds are to be channelled through the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency for planning and implementing medical care efforts and coordinating voluntary Swedish health workers. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency will also contribute in other relevant ways, such as with logistical assistance.

10 Oct 2014 description

Today, the Government took several decisions to help relieve the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The National Board of Health and Welfare has been instructed to implement measures to make it easier for Swedish health care professionals to travel to areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.

23 Mar 2012 description

Sweden has signed an agreement with the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) on support to private sector development in post-conflict countries. The contribution of 20 million US dollars runs over a five year period. Among the countries that is included in AECF's Post-Conflict Window is the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe.

01 Jan 2009 description


The present strategy governs Swedish development cooperation with Sierra Leone. The strategy is based on Sierra Leone's own poverty reduction strategy (PRS) and on the priorities identified in the Peace Building Cooperation Framework (PBCF) for Sierra Leone drawn up by the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).

01 Jul 2004 description

The Government decided today to contribute a Swedish military adviser to the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). The military adviser is to assist the UN Secretary-Generals Special Representative for West Africa. His tasks will also include cooperating with the different UN missions in West Africa and with the military authorities of the West African countries.

04 Apr 2002 description

Unofficial translation

The Government decided on Thursday that Sweden will send election observers to Sierra Leone for the presidential and parliamentary elections, due to take place on 14 May 2002. Sierra Leone is now recovering after a ten-year civil war and the forthcoming elections are an important step in consolidating peace and the development of democracy.

05 Oct 2001 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Press release

Unofficial translation

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Hans Dahlgren has been commissioned by the EU to visit Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea on 8-10 October as the Presidency's Special Representative for the Mano River Union.  The aim of the visit is to give more concrete form to the EU's continued commitment to lasting peace and security in the region.  The mission is also a result of the Swedish Presidency's efforts to create an EU policy relating to the political and humanitarian crisis in the region.

31 Jul 2001 description

Belgium, the country currently holding the EU presidency, has appointed Hans Dahlgren, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs to serve as EU Special Envoy in the Mano River region in West Africa. The six-month assignment formally confirms a decision taken at the last meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Among other tasks, Mr Dahlgren will be responsible for framing a coordinated EU policy on the countries in the region, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

30 Jul 2001 description

La Belgique, qui préside actuellement l'UE, a chargé le secrétaire général du Ministère suédois des affaires étrangères, M. Hans Dahlgren, d'assurer pour six mois les fonctions d'envoyé spécial de l'Union européenne dans la région de la rivière Mano (Afrique de l'Ouest). Cette désignation officialise une décision prise antérieurement lors de la réunion des ministres européens des affaires étrangères.


26 Jul 2001 description

The Government has today decided to allocate a grant of SEK 6 million to the World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the programme of disarmament, demobilisation and rehabilitation in Sierra Leone. The programme is a central part of the peace process in this war-ravaged country.

The Government has previously decided to allocate a grant of SEK 3.5 million to establish a special court for Sierra Leone, organised by the UN. The special court and programme for disarmament, demobilisation and rehabilitation are both important components in the work of reconciliation.

11 Apr 2001 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Government has decided today to authorise the Swedish Armed Forces to donate considerable amounts of medical material to the United Nations. The equipment will be donated after a request from the UN and is valued at SEK 27 million. The medical equipment comes from the surplus existing within the Swedish Armed Forces and will be used by the UN in peace-support operations in Sierra Leone, East Timor and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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31 Aug 1999 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs - Press Release
31 August 1999 - Unofficial translation