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

This summer, former Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, was appointed new Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). This autumn she took up her new full-time position at the Secretariat in Paris.

Several development and aid policy issues are high on the global agenda in 2015. In his synthesis report on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, the UN Secretary-General notes that “Never before has the world had to face such a complex agenda in a single year. And this unique opportunity will not come again in our generation.”