Minister for International Development Cooperation (Sweden)

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Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden
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Incumbent
Isabella Lövin

since 3 October 2014
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Member of The Government
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term
Serves as long as the Prime Minister sees fit
Formation 4 June 1958
First holder Ulla Lindström
Salary 1,452,000 SEK (annually)
Website www.sweden.gov.se

The Minister for International Development Cooperation is the cabinet minister in the Swedish Government responsible for foreign aid and global development. The cabinet minister is, like the rest of the Swedish Government, nominated and appointed by the Prime Minister of Sweden who in turn is appointed by the Swedish Riksdag. The cabinet minister belongs to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The position was established in 1954 and the first officeholder was Ulla Lindström. Lindström is also the person who has served in this capacity during the longest time, 12 years. The current cabinet minister to hold the office is Isabella Lövin, appointed on 3 October 2014.

List of Ministers[edit]

Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Prime Minister
1
Ulla Lindström
Lindström, UllaUlla Lindström
(1909–1999)
4 June 1954 31 December 1966 12 years, 210 days Social Democratic Erlander, TageTage Erlander (S)
2
Gertrud Sigurdsen
Sigurdsen, GertrudGertrud Sigurdsen
(born 1923)
3 November 1973 8 October 1976 2 years, 340 days Social Democratic Palme, OlofOlof Palme (S)
3
Ola Ullsten
Ullsten, OlaOla Ullsten
(born 1931)
8 October 1976 18 October 1978 2 years, 10 days Liberal People's Fälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
4
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Hjelm-Wallén, LenaLena Hjelm-Wallén
(born 1943)
17 October 1985 4 October 1991 5 years, 352 days Social Democratic Palme, OlofOlof Palme (S)
(1985 – 1986)
Ingvar Carlsson (S)
(1986 – 1991)
5
Alf Svensson
Svensson, AlfAlf Svensson
(born 1938)
4 October 1991 7 October 1994 3 years, 3 days Christian Democrats Bildt, CarlCarl Bildt (M)
6
Pierre Schori
Schori, PierrePierre Schori
(born 1938)
7 October 1994 11 June 1999 4 years, 247 days Social Democratic Carlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson (S)
(1994 – 1966)
Göran Persson (S)
(1996 – 1999)
7
Maj-Inger Klingvall
Klingvall, Maj-IngerMaj-Inger Klingvall
(born 1946)
14 September 1999 16 November 2001 2 years, 63 days Social Democratic Persson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
8
Jan O. Karlsson
Karlsson, Jan O.Jan O. Karlsson
(born 1939)
7 January 2002 9 October 2003 1 year, 275 days Social Democratic Persson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
9
Carin Jämtin
Jämtin, CarinCarin Jämtin
(born 1964)
10 October 2003 6 October 2006 2 years, 361 days Social Democratic Persson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
10
Gunilla Carlsson
Carlsson, GunillaGunilla Carlsson
(born 1963)
6 October 2006 17 September 2013 6 years, 346 days Moderate Reinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
11
Hillevi Engström
Engström, HilleviHillevi Engström
(born 1963)
17 September 2013 3 October 2014 1 year, 16 days Moderate Reinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
12
Isabella Lövin
Lövin, IsabellaIsabella Lövin
(born 1963)
3 October 2013 Incumbent 0 years, 114 days Green Löfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S)