The visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt to the US capital, Washington DC, continued on Tuesday. The programme included a meeting with President Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a speech at the Atlantic Council think tank.
On Monday evening, Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt began his visit to the US capital, Washington DC, where he will be until 9 July.
Along with Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg, Mr Bildt will take part in ceremonies celebrating the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Raoul Wallenberg.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt is visiting Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine from 29 June to 1 July. On 27 June the three countries signed Association Agreements, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreements, with the European Unio. Mr Bildt is the first foreign minister from the EU to visit the countries since the signing.
On 26 June, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on human rights on the internet. The resolution, entitled 'The promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet', was adopted unanimously.
Twenty years ago, on 24 June 1994, the Treaty of Accession heralding Sweden's accession to the EU was signed at the European Council meeting in Corfu. How did Sweden become a member of the EU? And what has membership meant for us?
The Swedish Government has adopted a new strategy for Swedish development assistance to Afghanistan to contribute to long-term and sustainable development. The Government will focus on women's rights and freedoms, as sustainable development can only be achieved if both women and men participate in building up a new Afghanistan.
Minister for Trade Ewa Björling was in France on 17-18 June for Cannes Lions, the world's largest and most prestigious communications competition. This year, the annual one-week event attracted participants from 97 countries. Seminars, workshops and film screenings were held, along with exhibitions of the world's best communications ideas. Several Swedish communications companies were among the award winners.
On Tuesday, Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström met former US President Jimmy Carter on his Swedish visit.
Nordic Forum Malmö 2014 - New Action on Women's Rights is being organised by women's rights movements in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Around 16 000 people are expected to attend the forum in Malmö on 12-15 June to set the agenda for future gender equality policy. The forum programme and discussions are based on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
The Government has today decided that Sweden will ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The treaty seeks to set the highest possible common standards to make the international trade in conventional weapons more responsible. Under the treaty the parties are obliged to introduce national control systems to eradicate the illicit and unregulated trade in arms.