As part of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’s public diplomacy campaign #FirstGeneration, on 9 June the Swedish Consulate-General in New York held a seminar and panel discussion on the theme of engaging young people in the work on the UN Global Goals.

The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals (SXSW) are currently underway in Austin, Texas. This is a creative and innovative platform that brings together a unique mix of music, groundbreaking new technologies and film. SXSW serves as a springboard and promotes growth and creativity in these sectors. State Secretary Oscar Stenström from the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is taking part onsite together with a large Swedish delegation.

At the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development, Swedish State Secretary Ulrika Modéer made a statement in which she highlighted the importance of placing human rights and gender equality at the heart of sustainable development