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.

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.

It’s 250 years since Sweden established the world’s strongest freedom of the press through a ground-breaking new fundamental law, the Freedom of the Press Act. It was the first legislation of its kind anywhere in the world.
Freedom of the press, freedom of expression and opposition to censorship are of course well worth celebrating – and are still worth fighting for today!

The statue of Swedish newspaper publisher Lars Johan Hierta watches over Riddarhustorget in Stockholm’s Old Town. And what a proud inscription: “Lars Johan Hierta, pioneer of a free press and popular government.”

It’s 250 years since Sweden established the world’s strongest freedom of the press through a ground-breaking new fundamental law, the Freedom of the Press Act.
Freedom of the press, freedom of expression and opposition to censorship are of course well worth celebrating – and continuing to fight for today!

This year Sweden celebrates 70 years in the UN. And for as many years, Sweden has supported peacebuilding efforts, through its national membership but also through all of the Swedes who work under the UN flag out in the field. Malin Herwig is one of these people.

Speaking to a number of foreign dignitaries in Stockholm yesterday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström expressed her gratitude for electing Sweden to take a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.

Idag avgörs det om Sverige kommer att sitta i Förenta Nationernas säkerhetsråd 2017-2018. Alla FN-länder har en röst var när generalförsamlingen fattar sitt beslut.

Wahrscheinlich haben wir alle etwas unterschiedliche Vorstellungen davon, was ein Land zu einem Land macht, in dem man gut leben kann. Für die Meisten ist ein gutes Land wohl ein Platz, wo man sicher und geborgen leben kann, wo wir uns als Menschen entwickeln und uns ein wenig Wohlstand aufbauen können. Einige verbinden mit einem „guten Land“ sehr grundlegende Bedürfnisse – für sie ist es ein Land, in dem man nachts ruhig schlafen kann, weil kein Krieg herrscht. Für andere umfasst der Begriff auch oberflächlichere Dinge – ein gutes Land gewinnt die Fußball-EM oder holt viele Medaillen bei den Olympischen Spielen.