Sweden’s foreign policy must contribute to creating peace and security through preventive efforts, peace diplomacy and stable relations with other countries. We are developing strong partnerships on a broad front – in the EU, the Nordic and Baltic regions, the UN and the OSCE, and with NATO and other partners. Sweden is also actively pursuing concrete initiatives for global nuclear disarmament.
Without trade between countries we would be poorer and more vulnerable, and we would lack the tools we need to tackle common challenges in areas such as climate change, poverty reduction, global health and sustainability.
International trade provides more people in the world with a job to go to, and it means more disposable income and greater prosperity. It can also do a great deal to promote gender equality, as access to markets and international trade can strengthen women’s economic empowerment.
Combating climate change and its consequences is one of the most defining global issues of our time. Sweden aims to be one of the world’s first fossil-free societies through its new ambitious climate goal of net zero emissions by 2045. To achieve this, all actors in society must work actively to reduce emissions. Collaboration between government, business and civil society is key.
The cultural and creative industries are making an ever-increasing contribution to Swedish exports. At the same time, they play an important part in the modern image of Sweden. Did you know that Sweden is the world’s most successful exporter of chart music, in relation to GDP?
We are proud to say that creativity is flourishing in Sweden.
Throughout the world, women are neglected in terms of resources, representation and rights. This is the simple reason why we are pursuing a feminist foreign policy – with full force, around the world.
Feminist foreign policy is an agenda for change. By achieving a more gender-equal world, we also contribute to peace, security and sustainable development. Get inspired!
Stories about Sweden and our foreign policy from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Gustav Adolfs torg 1
SE-103 39 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8-405 10 00
Fax: +46 8-723 11 76