After decades of civil war, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) was established in 2013. Among its mandated functions is to support the Federal Government of Somalia in the areas of peace- and state-building.

It’s time to celebrate the great minds of science in the spirit of Alfred Nobel. Saturday 10 December is the day of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall and the dazzling Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall.

When Alva Myrdal was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982, she had been fighting a tough battle for decades as one of the strongest advocates of disarmament. For many years, she led the Swedish delegation in the disarmament negotiations in Geneva and was the first woman to reach leading positions in the United Nations.

So Alva Myrdal could well be seen as an early incarnation of the feminist foreign policy that Sweden pursues today.

Dag Hammarskjöld was a world citizen. During his period as Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1953 until his death in 1961, he became known as an efficient and dedicated international civil servant.

Today, more than 50 years after his death, Dag Hammarskjöld serves as a role model for many international workers, especially civil servants.

Check out the Swedish civil servant trade union TCO’s hot new communication gimmick.

When Sweden is highlighted by news media around the world it is often in contexts in which UN peace processes, IKEA or meatballs are mentioned. But what clearly attracts the greatest interest is how much it snows in the northern part of our country.

On Wednesday December 3 we celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities throughout Sweden – and the world.