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 ofThe Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Serves as long as the Prime Minister sees fit
Formation4 June 1958
First holderUlla Lindström
Salary1,452,000 SEK (annually)
Websitewww.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 195431 December 196612 years, 210 daysSocial DemocraticErlander, TageTage Erlander (S)
2
Gertrud Sigurdsen
Sigurdsen, GertrudGertrud Sigurdsen
(1923–2015)
3 November 19738 October 19762 years, 340 daysSocial DemocraticPalme, OlofOlof Palme (S)
3
Ola Ullsten
Ullsten, OlaOla Ullsten
(1931–2018)
8 October 197618 October 19782 years, 10 daysLiberal People'sFälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
4
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Hjelm-Wallén, LenaLena Hjelm-Wallén
(born 1943)
17 October 19854 October 19915 years, 352 daysSocial DemocraticPalme, OlofOlof Palme (S)
(1985 – 1986)
Ingvar Carlsson (S)
(1986 – 1991)
5
Alf Svensson
Svensson, AlfAlf Svensson
(born 1938)
4 October 19917 October 19943 years, 3 daysChristian DemocratsBildt, CarlCarl Bildt (M)
6
Pierre Schori
Schori, PierrePierre Schori
(born 1938)
7 October 199411 June 19994 years, 247 daysSocial DemocraticCarlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson (S)
(1994 – 1966)
Göran Persson (S)
(1996 – 1999)
7
Maj-Inger Klingvall
Klingvall, Maj-IngerMaj-Inger Klingvall
(born 1946)
14 September 199916 November 20012 years, 63 daysSocial DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
8
Jan O. Karlsson
Karlsson, Jan O.Jan O. Karlsson
(1939–2016)
7 January 20029 October 20031 year, 275 daysSocial DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
9
Carin Jämtin
Jämtin, CarinCarin Jämtin
(born 1964)
10 October 20036 October 20062 years, 361 daysSocial DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
10
Gunilla Carlsson
Carlsson, GunillaGunilla Carlsson
(born 1963)
6 October 200617 September 20136 years, 346 daysModerateReinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
11
Hillevi Engström
Engström, HilleviHillevi Engström
(born 1963)
17 September 20133 October 20141 year, 16 daysModerateReinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
12
Isabella Lövin
Lövin, IsabellaIsabella Lövin
(born 1963)
3 October 2014Incumbent4 years, 41 daysGreenLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S)