In connection with the annual political consultations with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director-General for Political Affairs Anna-Karin Eneström also visited the Brazilian Ministry of Defence for talks on women in peacekeeping forces and other gender issues.

Sweden has again been highlighted as a pioneer for sustainability. Sweden’s tax reductions for repairs is a finalist for the INDEX: Award, one of the world’s largest design competitions which rewards design that promotes sustainability.

Meet the Global Swedes: Mohammed Ghaith Altarabichi, Syria, student at Kristianstad University Sweden.

Resistance to women’s, girls’ and young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights has increased, write Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate.

The amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans is increasing exponentially. Adventurer and diver Oskar Kihlborg is one of the activists trying to help reverse the trend.

Resistance to women’s, girls’ and young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights has increased, write Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate.

After the influential midwives4all campaign in 2015, Sweden has sustained the important work within the field of maternal and child health in Uganda. Contributing to an increased workforce of midwives has notably led to improved staffing levels, more women delivering at facilities, increased rates of antenatal care visits and reduced numbers of maternal deaths.

Meet the Global Swedes: Getnet Mengesha Asrat, Ethiopia, student at Dalarna University.

Meat the Global Swedes: Adina Khamitova from Kazakhstan is one of the students presented with the Global Swede award.