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STATES HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF RAPID EFFORTS TO OPERATIONALIZE SUBSIDIARY BODIES IN THE CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT

20 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard from seven States and its President who highlighted the need for rapid efforts to operationalize the decision taken last week to set up five subsidiary bodies on agenda items...Read More

Remarks Of UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov At The End Violence Solutions Summit

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT Stockholm, 14 February 2018 Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, My thanks to the Government of Sweden for hosting this very important summit. I am delighted to be here with my dear colleague Dr. Tedros, Director...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Members Of International Commission Of Inquiry For Mali

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today his decision to establish the International Commission of Inquiry envisioned by the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.  He appointed Lena Sundh (Sweden), Vinod Bo...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2018 SESSION ON TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY

18 January 2018 The Conference on Disarmament, the world’s single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2018 session on Tuesday, 23 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The sessio...Read More

UNESCO Director-General Launches Global Report Re-shaping Cultural Policies

convention-2005-film.png © UNESCO 15 December 2017 Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, together with Annika Markovic, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Sweden to UNESCO, representing  Alice Bah Kuhnke, the Swedish Minister for Cu...Read More

Sweden Donates SEK 19.2 Million To Help Developing Countries Participate In Global Trade

Sweden’s donation to the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund will finance training workshops for officials in Geneva and elsewhere to help them better understand and implement WTO agreements and improve their negotiation skills. Since...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Gunilla Carlsson Of Sweden Deputy Executive Director, Management And Governance Of Joint United Nations Programme On HIV/AIDS

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Gunilla Carlsson of Sweden as Deputy Executive Director of Management and Governance, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

UN EXPERTS URGE AZERBAIJAN TO END TRAVEL BAN ON AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST KHADIJA ISMAYILOVA

5 December 2017 GENEVA (Issued as recieved) – Azerbaijan should lift its travel ban on investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova and strengthen media independence in the country, two UN human rights experts* have urged in a joint statemen...Read More

Use Internet Universality To Assess Cyberlaws

news_011217_vietnam.jpg © UNESCO 01 December 2017 Following the first Vietnam Internet Forum hosted by Sweden and the government of Vietnam in Hanoi this week, a number of speakers were invited to dialogue with members of the country’s ruli...Read More

High-level Seminar On Global Deal And Trade: Making Globalisation Work For Everyone

Remarks by DG Azevêdo Prime Minister Löfven, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to the WTO. I’d like to extend a particularly warm welcome to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, Minister Abdullahi of Ethiopia, and Borg...Read More

Members Enter Into Substantive Discussions On Implementation Of Trade Facilitation Agreement

The chair of the committee, Ambassador Daniel Blockert of Sweden, noted that the meeting was the first focused on substantive matters related to the TFA and responded to a request for a more member-driven way of looking at TFA notifications...Read More

Sweden Donates SEK 500,000 To Support LDCs’ Participation In Ministerial Conference

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said: “Sweden’s donation will be essential to ensure that the LDCs’ voice features prominently in global trade negotiations, thereby helping more people to leverage the opportunities that international trade...Read More