Swedish Social Democrats want to maintain feminist foreign policy
In the lead-up to elections in Sweden on September 9, 2018, the political parties are presenting their positions and priorities on official development assistance (ODA). Development cooperation to Palestine and the focus of the feminist foreign policy are the main points of difference between the center-conservative and the center-left parties. For the Social Democratic Party (currently in power), the main priorities include the following:
- continued ODA levels at 1 percent of gross national income
- continuation of the feminist foreign policy
- employment, labor rights, and income distribution policies as important components to fight poverty
- recognition of the state of Western Sahara, but more as a long-term priority
- ODA support to both poor countries and poor people in middle-income countries.