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25 Apr 2018 description

National statement delivered by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations General Assembly opening of the High-Level Meeting on Sustaining Peace, 24 April 2018, New York.

Mr President,

First of all thank you very much for bringing us together in this high-level meeting on Sustaining Peace. This week offers an excellent opportunity to advance this important agenda.

15 Apr 2018 description

Today sees the opening of the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality – a global conference with 600 participants from over 100 countries. The Forum will bring together activists, academics, politicians and entrepreneurs who put their energies into making the world more gender-equal.

03 Apr 2018 description

Geneva, 3 April 2018

As delivered

Thank you all for coming.

On 5 January, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided the first funding in 2018 to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. We provided a grant of US$50 million. That was the largest ever grant provided under the CERF and it was possible only because a lot of you provide generous, core, un-earmarked contributions to the CERF. And I want to thank in particular the governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway who are the largest contributors to the CERF.

03 Mar 2018 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing the most difficult financial situation since its inception in 1949. Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the co-chairing Foreign Ministers of Jordan and Egypt are therefore convening an extraordinary ministerial conference in Rome on 15 March to mobilise both political and financial support for the Agency, and to find ways to assure sustainable forms of financing for UNRWA.

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

21 Feb 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström

28 Jan 2018 description

The aim of Swedish international development cooperation is to create preconditions for better living conditions for people living in poverty and under oppression. Development cooperation will be based on the principles of aid effectiveness, and the new international agreements the international community agreed upon in 2015.

17 Jan 2018 description

H.E. Ambassador to Sweden Mr. Hans Henric Lundquist and First Secretary Ms. Anna Saleem Hogberg have met today with UNDP Country Director Dr. Selva Ramachandran where they have discussed Sweden’s Global Strategy for Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (2017-2021) and explored potential areas for future implementation in Sudan.

Sweden’s Strategy for Cooperation with UNDP outlines Sweden’s contribution to economic, democratic and human development around the world and its strong commitment to realizing the Sustainable Global Goals (SDGs).

19 Dec 2017 description

Armed conflicts constitute main obstacles to sustainable development. They create enormous human suffering and make pathways out of poverty more difficult. By 2030, OECD estimates that over 60% of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by conflict and fragility. Total disbursement to conflict prevention, peace and security was SEK 733 million in 2016. 58% of all Sida support had peace and security as principal or significant objective.


01 Dec 2017 description

Entre el jueves 30 de noviembre y el domingo 3 de diciembre, cerca de 600 mujeres del movimiento de acción comunal de todo el país se dan cita en Santa Marta para reflexionar y concertar propuestas para favorecer la incidencia política de las mujeres desde los territorios. El encuentro es apoyado por la Embajada de Suecia y la MAPP-OEA, y por entidades públicas de orden territorial y nacional.

30 Nov 2017 description

La Suède apporte une contribution d’environ 4.1 millions de dollars américainsau Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali - Bamako, le 29 novembre 2017 – La Suède officialise sa participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali avec une contribution d’environ 4.1 millions de dollars américains. Cet appui s’est concrétisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue ce 29 novembre au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA.

26 Oct 2017 description

Se realizó el Seminario de preparación a las Audiencias previas de la Mesa de Diálogo entre Gobierno Nacional y ELN, para presentar propuestas que aporten en la definición del mecanismo de participación de la sociedad civil, Punto No. 1 de la Agenda de Negociación.

Líderes sociales participaron en el seminario preparatorio que contó con el apoyo y el aporte de la Embajada de Suecia, la MAPP OEA y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas - PNUD

26 Sep 2017 description

National Statement delivered by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Debate on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 25 September 2017, New York.

I would like to align myself with the statement to be made later this afternoon on behalf of the European Union.

Mr. President,

22 Sep 2017 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their united efforts:

01 Sep 2017 description
report Interpeace

Who do you trust when you cannot trust anyone?

Scott M. Weber

When a natural disaster strikes, such as a flood or an earthquake, it is heartening to see how ordinary people come to each other’s aid and collectively rebuild what they have lost. Those social bonds represent the best of humanity and the most essential values – solidarity, respect, dignity and selflessness – that we want to see underpin our societies.

15 Aug 2017 description

Key Figures

20.7 million
People in need

9.8 million
People in acute need

14.8 million
People lack access to basic health services

2.0 million
People internally displaced

2.2 million
Women and girls of reproductive age

1.1 million
Malnourished pregnant women at risk of contracting cholera

2.6 million
Women & girls at risk of gender-based violence

01 Aug 2017 description

El Fondo de Reserva fue activado en el segundo trimestre de 2017 y tres proyectos se aprobaron para atender emergencias súbitas, en los municipios de Riosucio, Tumaco y Saravena, ubicados en departamentos priorizados por el HRP, de igual forma, responden a los objetivos del Equipo Humanitario de País (EHP), a las estrategias específicas de cada Clúster y a los lineamientos del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

24 May 2017 description

Contexto Humanitario

Durante el primer trimestre del año, OCHA reporta que alrededor de 4.830 personas se han desplazado en eventos masivos, como resultado de la presencia y accionar del ELN, EPL y GAPD. Los desplazamientos se han presentado principalmente en la costa pacífica (en los departamentos de Chocó, Nariño, Cauca, Valle del Cauca), sin embargo también se reportan eventos en Norte de Santander. Chocó concentra el 70 por ciento del total de personas desplazadas.