Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden



The Swedish Foreign Service is made up of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Swedish missions abroad and is responsible for Sweden's relations with other countries. The task of the Foreign Service is to contribute to the achievement of the Government's overall foreign policy objectives. In addition, the MFA is responsible for coordinating Swedish foreign policy within the Government Offices.

December 2002 - present

Founded in 2002, the International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative sponsors original policy papers and networking tools with the goal of promoting new strategies for the protection of civilians. The IHL portal, in parallel with a series of high-level expert meetings, facilitates information sharing and research on key legal and policy challenges.

January 2004 - present

Developed in cooperation with the UN and other international agencies, this project delivers policy and training activities focusing on IHL in the context of the Middle East peace process. An associated portal serves as an online information resource, offering materials in both Arabic and Hebrew.