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.

Det är nu sex år sedan konflikten i Syrien inleddes när regimen mötte fredliga protester med brutalt våld. Den enda hållbara vägen framåt är en politisk lösning på konflikten.

On 1 January, as Sweden assumed its place on the Security Council, António Guterres became the new Secretary-General of the United Nations. We are encouraged by his vision statement, with its focus on strengthening the UN’s ability to prevent armed conflicts. We intend to build on this during Sweden’s presidency in January.

Sverige och Finland har unika band. Vi har en gemensam historia, våra folk står varandra nära, våra ekonomier är tätt sammanlänkade och vi delar gemensamma värden.

Idag avgörs det om Sverige kommer att sitta i Förenta Nationernas säkerhetsråd 2017-2018. Alla FN-länder har en röst var när generalförsamlingen fattar sitt beslut.

هل الاعتراف بدولة فلسطين يدلّ على الإسلام-فوبية ؟ أو الدعم الحكومي الثابت للجاليات الإسلامية في السويد ؟ أو مساهمة الدولة في تمويل مدارس إسلامية غير- حكومية؟ أ ليست أدلّة على خالص الاعتبار و التضامن؟

In light of the discussions during the past week, there is reason to recall the broader context of Swedish-Saudi relations.

Sweden is speaking out in support of every woman’s right to a midwife. The midwifery profession and workforce have the power to save thousands of lives each year.

The attack on the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is horrendous. The attack has left many dead. Our thoughts go to the victims and their families.