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Minister for Children Åsa Regnér and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi laughing Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Minister for Children Åsa Regnér. Photo: Hanna Strandberg/Government offices of Sweden

Minister for Children Åsa Regnér meets Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Today, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér received Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi for a meeting at the Ministry for Health and Social Affairs. Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai for his struggle against the suppression of children and young people, against child labour and for the right of all children to education. The meeting took place in conjunction with the Riksdag's Nobel Seminar on child labour that the Minister and Laureate Kailash Satyarthi are attending this afternoon.

Minister celebrates 25 years of the Child Rights Convention

On 20 November, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven participated in the United Nations' 25th anniversary celebrations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
-The Government is committed to strengthening the rights of the child and is now begining work to make the Convention on the Rights of the Child part of Swedish law, said Ms Regnér.

Increased measures to help relieve the Ebola epidemic

Today, the Government took several decisions to help relieve the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The National Board of Health and Welfare has been instructed to implement measures to make it easier for Swedish health care professionals to travel to areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Two new State Secretaries appointed

The Swedish Government has appointed Pernilla Baralt as State Secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér.

Agneta Karlsson has been appointed State Secretary to Minister for Public Health, Health Care and Sport Gabriel Wikström.

State Secretary to the Minister for Social Security has been appointed

The government has appointed Therese Svanström Andersson as State Secretary to Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll.

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