Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Roger Vikström / TT
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven heads the country's Social Democratic party. Photo: Roger Vikström / TT

Löfven to New York for UN meeting

Stefan Löfven starts his first official visit to the United States as Sweden’s prime minister Wednesday. He’s travelling to New York to take part in the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Queen Silvia, who is active in several charities on behalf of children’s rights, will also be taking part in the celebrations marking the anniversary.

During his three day visit, Löfven will be meeting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Swedish prime minister will also be giving a lecture at New York University on the Nordic model, and will visit the offices of the Swedish-founded streaming music service Spotify.

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