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The Chamber. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

The Riksdag this week

On Monday to Wednesday, the Committee on Cultural Affairs will be visiting Paris, where its study visits will include the French Ministry for Culture and UNESCO. On Wednesday, the inauguration of a UN conference on population issues, the IPCI, will take place in the Chamber of the Riksdag. The inauguration will be broadcast via the Riksdag webcast service and will be interpreted into English. The IPCI Conference is an international parliamentary conference with delegates from around one hundred countries. On Friday, there will be interpellation debates in the Chamber. The Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask (Moderate Party) will be debating an interpellation on confidence in Swedish passports, and the Minister for Integration Erik Ullenhag (Liberal Party) will be debating an interpellation on new problems connected with introduction mentors.

Inauguration of the IPCI Conference

On 23 April, the inauguration of a UN conference on population issues, the IPCI, will take place in the Chamber of the Riksdag. The Speaker Per Westerberg and the member of parliament Ulrika Karlsson (Moderate Party) will deliver opening addresses. The main speakers include Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund UNFPA. The inauguration will be broadcast via the Riksdag webcast service and will be interpreted into English.

The Speaker receiving Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

The Speaker received Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister

The Speaker Per Westerberg received Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh with delegation during their visit to Sweden.

Public hearing on the humanitarian situation in Syria

On 8 April, the Committee on Foreign Affairs held a public hearing on the humanitarian situation in Syria. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross Yves Daccord participated. The hearing was held in English.

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The assembly room of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Photo: the Council of Europe.

The members of the Riksdag work internationally to promote democracy, peace and human rights.

The Riksdag in society

The Riksdag. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

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Virtual tour

Welcome to this tour of the Swedish Parliament - the Riksdag. Visit its rooms and read about the work, history, art and architecture.

Welcome to this tour of the Swedish Parliament - the Riksdag. Visit its rooms and read about the work, history, art and architecture.