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Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt made a statement Thursday night, on the death of Nelson Mandela: "Nelson Mandela was a person who changed the world. He was deeply convinced of the equality between human beings and had an equally strong commitment and capacity for reconciliation. He chose reconciliation where others would have chosen revenge. He created a new South Africa and gave people all over the world someone to look up to and a role model."
Foreign Minister Carl Bildt commented on Twitter: "Nelson Mandela was a giant of our age. For freedom. For rights of everyone. For reconciliation. For compassion. A world in deep grief."
On December 5, Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt took part in the 20th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE). The meeting took place in Kiev, during which Ukraine handed over the Chairmanship of the OSCE to Switzerland.
On 7 December it will be one hundred years since Swedish diplomat Per Anger was born. Together with Raoul Wallenberg, he saved the lives of a large number of Hungarian Jews during the Second World War. To commemorate Per Anger's deeds, a memorial tree will be planted in his honour.
Foreign Ministers Radek Sikorski and Carl Bildt of Poland and Sweden made a joint statement on developments in Ukraine, on 1 December.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) session of the Assembly of States Parties in the Hague was concluded last week. During the session, Sweden announced a new contribution of SEK 36 million for the period 2013-2015 to the Trust Fund for Victims that was established in connection with the ICC. This is the largest single contribution ever from a State party.
25 November 2013
SEK 70 million to UN Women
22 November 2013
Spotlight on Swedish creativity in South Korea
21 November 2013
Bilateral meetings on human rights in Iran
20 November 2013
Global challenges and the future of Europe
19 November 2013
Close development cooperation with US
12 November 2013
Protecting girls and women in humanitarian emergencies
01 November 2013
Promotion of Swedish literature in focus
31 October 2013
Björling and Bildt in Nordic Council of Ministers meeting
30 October 2013
International vaccine meeting in Stockholm
29 October 2013
Carl Bildt participates in Barents Euro-Arctic Council meeting in Tromsø
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