In 1989, the UN adopted its convention on the rights of the child, which comprises 54 articles on human rights for children. These may be applied to how children may be treated in connection with conflicts, since it addresses, for example, the right to protection when displaced and citizenship. To highlight this, we have met Gufran Al-Nadaf, Sweden’s Ambassador for Children and Armed Conflict, to talk about the challenges, the feeling of inadequacy and Sweden’s priorities.

As this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) is about to begin in Bonn, the good news is that the international community remains strongly committed to moving ahead with the Paris Agreement on climate action. Some 165 countries plus the European Union have already pledged, through their ratifications of this landmark agreement, to achieve the goal of keeping the global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius.

There is an important story about women, peace and security that needs to be told.
We are putting the spotlight on women who have paved the way – the bold and the brave – and we know there are and can be many more of them.
We are pushing for #MoreWomenMorePeace.

On 21 September, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) entered into force provisionally. CETA is an ambitious agreement that will contribute to increased growth and employment in Sweden, writes Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.

There is an important story about women, peace and security that needs to be told.
We are putting the spotlight on women who have paved the way – the bold and the brave – and we know there are and can be many more of them.
We are pushing for #MoreWomenMorePeace.

Keep all pathways open for potential encounters. I believe that this Sami saying encapsulates the spirit of life in the Barents region: how positive interactions between humans and nature make life better. These interactions in our Nordic region and between our countries have persisted for centuries. The current challenge of climate change is making such interactions and cooperation more necessary than ever. 

There is an important story about women, peace and security that needs to be told.
We are putting the spotlight on women who have paved the way – the bold and the brave – and we know there are and can be many more of them.
We are pushing for #MoreWomenMorePeace

Sweden will continue do its utmost to unite the world around concrete actions to save our oceans and meet our voluntary commitments. On 12–13 October, Sweden and Monaco will move from words to action through the conference ‘Connecting and Protecting Our Seas: Initiatives in the Baltic and the Mediterranean’, which was also registered as a voluntary commitment during the UN Ocean Conference.

Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times.