Recently, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Robert Azevêdo and Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde met in Stockholm for talks on the challenges facing global trade in these times of protectionist currents.

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.

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.

Two years ago, Russian opposition politician and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov was murdered openly in the street, close to the Kremlin in Moscow.

Around the world, nearly 250 million children are living in countries affected by conflict and tens of thousands of them have been recruited and used as child soldiers. Despite this reality, we are making progress in ending this horiffic and cruel practice, which robs children of their futures.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Stockholm in Tuesday for talks with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and to take part in some inspiring seminars on future innovative solutions.

The Myanmar Digital Rights Forum took place in Yangon on 14-15 December. The event was the first of its kind in a country that until recently for decades was more or less closed off from the rest of the world.

Given the profound impact of climate change, it is increasingly being viewed as a source of security risks. What are these exactly and what instruments are there for policy to address those risks?

Under året har Europa drabbats av nya terroristattentat, senast på en julmarknad i Berlin. Många svenskar upplever en oro och osäkerhet när de ska ut och resa. En fråga som ofta kommer upp är den om UD:s arbete med reseinformation och när och hur UD egentligen avråder från resor. Och kan UD avråda från resor på grund av risker för till exempel terrorismattentat redan innan något skett? Jon Åström Gröndahl, chef för UD:s konsulära enhet, förklarar hur UD förhåller sig till detta.