Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

United Nations Child Rights Committee to review Sweden, Mauritius, Oman, Bolivia, Azerbaijan, Ireland and New Zealand

The seven countries are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols

The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) will hold its upcoming session from 16 January to 3 February, during which it will review Sweden, Mauritius, Oman, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Azerbaijan, Ireland and New Zealand. The seven countries are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols. They are required…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and Partners Provide Vital Support to New Treatment Centre for Ebola Patients in Uganda

The 32-bed treatment unit in Mulago is built under the leadership of the Ministry of Health in Uganda, with the support of WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Luxembourg, Sweden and the United Kingdom, through WHO, have provided in-kind contributions of equipment and services worth US$ 995,000 (equivalent to over 3.6 billion ugx) to Uganda to equip the new Ebola Treatment Unit at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and the treatment and isolation units in Masaka and Jinja. The 32-bed…

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Afrobarometer receives major boost with $6 million grant from Sweden

The grant will enable Afrobarometer to cover more African countries and pursue its mission to “make citizen voice a key pillar of Africa policy and decision-making”

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has announced a three-year, 66 million Swedish Kronor grant (approximately US $6 million) in support of Afrobarometer’s (https://www.Afrobarometer.org/) new 10-year strategy to extend its reach and illuminate the way forward for Africa’s development. The grant is Sweden’s largest to Afrobarometer since the survey…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the United Republic of Tanzania and the East African Community |

European Union Ambassadors to Tanzania launch 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

In Tanzania, Team Europe, together with local and international stakeholders, advocates for action to prevent and fight against femicide and GBV

The Ambassador of the European Union, H. E. Manfredo Fanti together with EU Member States’ Ambassadors H. E. Nabil Hajlaoui (France), H. E. Peter Hughebaert (Belgium), H. E. Theresa Zitting (Finland), H. E. Regine Hess (Germany), H. E. Mary O’Neill (Ireland), H. E. Marco Lombardi (Italy), Deputy Ambassador Mr. Job…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

Sweden: Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell visits Kenya

Mr Forssell also plans to attend the launch of Business Sweden and Innovation Norway’s new office in Nairobi

Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell is visiting Kenya on 23–24 November 2022. The Minister’s visit will take place in conjunction with the official visit to Kenya of Crown Princess Victoria and Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon. “Sweden and Kenya have long-standing and broad relations and I…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Federal Republic of Somalia |

Somali Deputy Foreign Minister Receives in Mogadishu the Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation

The meeting dealt with a wide range of issues including doubling bilateral development cooperation, trade and investment and the Somali diaspora

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Isaak Mohamud Mursal, received on Sunday in the capital Mogadishu, the Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, H.E. Ms. Diana Janse. The meeting dealt with a wide range of issues including doubling bilateral development cooperation, trade and investment…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan sends congratulatory message to Prime Minister Kristersson of the Kingdom of Sweden

It is my hope that, during your tenure of office, we can further strengthen our bilateral cooperation and friendship for the mutual benefit of our two countries

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan, sent a message of congratulations to H.E Mr. Ulf Kristersson, following his appointment as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden. In his message, President Ramkalawan, stated: “Your appointment as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden, the Government…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Meeting on National Affairs

Ms. Saba Tekle, head of the union branch, called for active participation in the implementation of the program of the union branch and the executive members to play leading role

The National Union of Eritrean Women organized meeting in Uppsala on 15 and 16 October with representative of the union from various cities of Sweden. The meeting was attended by representatives of union from the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Orebro, Guttenberg, Skara/Linkoping, Jonkoping, Lund, Hassleholm, Smaland, Motala, Umea, Flen,…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: His Majesty the King Congratulates Sovereigns of Sweden on National Day

The Sovereign seizes this opportunity to reaffirm His will to pursue joint action to strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation between the Kingdoms of Morocco and Sweden

HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to the Sovereigns of Sweden, HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silivia, on the occasion of their country's National Day. In this message, HM the King expresses His best wishes of good health and happiness to the Swedish Sovereigns and…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta, Swedish Prime Minister Push for Enhanced Action to Mitigate Climate Change Challenges

President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Andersson agreed on the need for concerted efforts to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday held talks with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson focused on mitigating the challenges of climate change, especially in developing countries. At a meeting held on the margins of the Stockholm+50 in the Swedish capital, President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Andersson agreed on the need for…