The Swedish Parliament passed the bill Shared Responsibility: Sweden's Global Development Policy (Gov. Bill 2002/03:122, Report 2003/04:UU3, Comm. 2003/04:112) in December 2003, thus laying a foundation for a coherent and consistent policy whose aim is to contribute to equitable and sustainable development in the world.
This Communication presents the government's efforts towards a coherent global development policy. The overall objective to contribute to equitable and sustainable global development applies to all policy areas. All policy areas must play their part in pursuing a coherent global development policy.