Carl Bildt debated on Internet freedom in New York
On Wednesday last week, Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt took part in a panel discussion in New York on Internet governance. The debate was organised by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the International Peace Institute (IPI).
Carl Bildt acknowledged in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly: "Sweden will take every opportunity to champion online freedom of expression and the immense development potential that is vested in the internet and the new communication technologies."
Sweden is very much involved in international efforts for freedom of the internet, and the issues are reflected in foreign, development and trade policies. It is fundamental for Sweden that the freedoms and rights that apply offline also apply online.