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Over the last eight years, he has met 111 fellow ministers around the EU's Foreign Affairs Council table. Carl Bildt's address at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs on 29 September summed up his time as minister for foreign affairs, beginning with the address he had held at the same place eight years earlier, when the new foreign policy lines were being drawn.
Much remains the same but in some areas reality has taken a different and unexpected course. "Today the challenges in our neighbourhood are significantly greater and significantly more serious than previously," says Mr Bildt.
On Tuesday 16 September, the United Nations General Assembly began its 69th session. Between 16 September and 1 October, politicians, ambassadors and ministers from all over the world will come together at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to discuss a host of international issues on the UN agenda. Alongside the UN programme, various foreign policy activities in the margins and meetings will be held.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Minister for the Environment Lena Ek and Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström are taking part in the UN General Assembly this week. Mr Reinfeldt and Ms Ek attended the major Climate Summit that took place in connection with the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
Since spring 2014, an Ebola outbreak has been ongoing in West Africa, where Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are particularly affected.
The outbreak escalated dramatically in August and the virus is now spreading exponentially. A number of initiatives are now being taken at the highest political level to support the affected countries.
In connection with the UN General Assembly week in New York, Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström attended an event in the margins on the topic of sexual and reproductive health and rights, partly hosted by Sweden. The meeting was a follow-up of the international parliamentarians' IPCI conference that took place in Stockholm in April.
Elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies were held on Sunday 14 September 2014. On Monday 15 September, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt visited the Speaker of the Riksdag and requested to be relieved of his duties.
09 September 2014
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05 September 2014
Bildt attends meeting on help for Afghanistan
05 September 2014
Global internet conference
03 September 2014
"We are needed more than ever"
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Condemning of Russian aggression in Ukraine
20 August 2014
Minister for Foreign Affairs visits Iraq
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Emergency assistance measures on the ground in Iraq
15 August 2014
Increased humanitarian assistance to Iraq
14 August 2014
"UN must prevent impending genocide"
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