Globalisation has reduced poverty in the world – but it has also increased inequality. Consequently, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is now strengthening its efforts to ensure fairer globalisation.

Six years have now passed since the conflict in Syria broke out, when the regime met peaceful protests with brutal violence. The only sustainable way forward is a political solution to the conflict.

In March and April, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Palestine and Bangladesh will publish current gender statistics. This is the result of a Swedish development aid venture, in which Statistics Sweden has trained and provided support to statisticians and users of statistics during one year.

Sweden is working to improve women’s resources in a number of areas. These range from development cooperation and assistance to achieve economic empowerment to leadership training and trade union rights.

Combating violence against women, reforming discriminatory legislation and highlighting the particular vulnerability of women and girls in migration flows. These are some examples of areas in which Sweden is taking measures to strengthen women’s rights.

Sverige arbetar med att förbättra kvinnors resurser på en rad områden. Det handlar om allt från bistånd och hjälp till ekonomisk egenmakt till utbildningar i fackliga rättigheter.

Bekämpa våld mot kvinnor, reformera diskriminerande lagstiftning, och lyfta kvinnors och flickors särskilda utsatthet i migrationsströmmar. Det är några exempel på områden där Sverige gör insatser för att stärka kvinnors rättigheter.

UN Security Council visits the Lake Chad region to call attention to the security and humanitarian crisis in the region. The decision for the Council to visit the region resulted from a briefing on the situation in the region held during the Swedish Presidency.

On 2 March, an international conference entitled ‘She Decides’ will be held in Brussels. The conference is being co-organised by Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark.