In what has proved to be a historic year for the international development agenda, Minister Lövin in her role as co-chair of the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding works to ensure that our focus is on the most vulnerable people in the most fragile of contexts. In an increasingly fragile and conflict affected world, we are facing enormous challenges that require collective efforts.

May 12-13, experts, organisations and decision-makers from around the world are gathering in Stockholm. On the agenda is one of the greatest challenges facing the international community: the number of wars and conflicts in the world is once again on the rise after years of a downward trend. To reverse this trend, it is essential that both donors and conflict-affected countries are prepared to deal with the root causes of conflicts. Sweden will therefore take on a leading role internationally, and systematically conduct conflict analysis of all the countries receiving Swedish aid.