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14 Sep 2018 description

The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create opportunities for people living in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions. Development cooperation will be based on the principles of aid and development effectiveness, and the new international agreements reached by the international community in 2015.

10 Sep 2018 description

On 6 September 2018, Sweden's Ambassador to the UN Olof Skoog made the following statement on behalf of 8 EU member states, ingoing, current and outgoing members of the UN Security Council on the situation in Idlib.

The conflict in Syria has already caused unspeakable suffering for millions of people forced to live under siege or to leave their country. We are deeply concerned about the escalating military action by the Syrian regime and Russia in north-west Syria, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences for civilians.

30 Jul 2018 description

The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create opportunities for people who live in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions. Development cooperation will be based on the principles of aid and development effectiveness, and the new agreements reached by the international community in 2015: the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

12 Jul 2018 description

To support peace and democracy in Somalia, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will host a forum in Brussels on 16-17 July.

02 Jul 2018 description

This results strategy covers the period 2014–2020 and comprises a total of SEK 1.6 billion. The aim is to contribute to improving the conditions for people to raise themselves out of poverty, strengthening democracy, respect for human rights and gender equality, and to contribute to sustainable development.

01 Jul 2018 description

National statement delivered by Ambassador Irina Schoulgin Nyoni on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Mine Action, 29 June 2018, New York.

Mr President,

14 Jun 2018 description

Today, Sweden entered into a new multiyear agreement to support the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). With this support, Sweden is consolidating its position as one of the largest donors to the fund.

08 Jun 2018 description
  1. Direction

The objective of Swedish international development cooperation is to create opportunities for better living conditions for people living in poverty and under oppression. The starting point is the policy framework for Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, as well as the principles of aid effectiveness and effective development cooperation. Development cooperation shall contribute towards implementing the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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.

18 Apr 2018 description

National statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 17 April 2018, New York.

Thank you Mr President,

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.

13 Apr 2018 description

Funds totalling SEK 1 billion will be used to enhance gender equality for women and girls around the world. This was decided by the Government at its meeting on 12 April. It is the first time that Sweden’s Government has adopted a global thematic strategy for gender equality.

22 Mar 2018 description

Hawa Walet Halid, widow and mother of four, lives in the remote village of Synah Ballah, in the Gao region of Eastern Mali. When her husband passed away in 2015, she was left alone with no one to provide for her and her children. “I could not meet the needs of my children such as feeding them, sending them to school and accessing health services,” Halid said.

16 Mar 2018 description

Speech by Ms Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, 15 March 2018 in Rome, at the Conference "Preserving dignity and Sharing Responsibility – Mobilizing Collective Action for UNRWA". UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

Mr Secretary-General, Guterres High Representative Mogherini, Minister Shoukry, Minister Safadi, Commissioner-General Krähenbühl, Director-General Da Silva Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

16 Mar 2018 description

The General Assembly of the United Nations, New York, 14 mars 2018

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Ms/Mr Chairperson,
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates.

It is an honour to be here. The UN is key in international efforts to promote gender equality, and women's and girls' full enjoyment of all human rights.

Sweden aligns itself with the statement made by Bulgaria on behalf ofthe EU, and its Member States.

13 Mar 2018 description

National Statement delivered by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Sweden Annika Söder on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Debate on Afghanistan, 8 March 2018, New York.

Madam President,

13 Mar 2018 description

Statement on behalf of Sweden and Kuwait at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Syria (Resolution 2401), 12 March 2018, New York.

Thank you Mr. President,

09 Mar 2018 description

National statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 7, New York.

Thank you, Mr President,

Let me begin by welcoming Leila Zerrougui to our meeting in her new role as Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the DRC. We look forward to working with you and you can count on our strong support.

I also appreciate the presence of deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mr. She Okitundo. Thank you for being here.

Mr. President,