Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Styrelsen för internationellt utvecklingssamarbete

The main office on Valhallavägen in Stockholm.
Agency overview
Formed 1995 (1995)[1]
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Employees about 900[1]
Minister responsible
  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-general
Parent department Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Website www.sida.se

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Swedish: Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete, Sida) is a government agency of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Sida is responsible for organization of the bulk of Sweden's official development assistance to developing countries.

Sida also affirms respect of human rights, democracy and gender equality proclaimed by Universal Declaration of Human Rights on their missions, and together with "Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law" of Lund University, Sida gave an aide for "Equal State and Human Rights of Women in Southeast Asia" by Asia Pacific Forum held from 9 May and 3 June 2011.

Sida is also informed by the Yogyakarta Principles in Action the working for the rights for LGBTI and Swedish government mandated an "Action plan for Sida's work on sexual orientation and gender identity in international development cooperation 2007-2009". And the evaluation of the 2007-2009 action plan demonstrates the significant work done in many countries on LGBTI issues, including dialogue with civil society, other donors, and governments; inclusion in country strategies; and programme initiatives. As well as directly funding a number of LGBTI groups, Sida headquarters has actively promoted LGBTI issues in its networking with other donors and international stakeholders, and by giving radio and TV interviews, writing a newspaper article, participating in and arranging seminars at pride festivals and the World Outgames, and including LGBTI rights in newly adopted policies.[2]


  1. 1 2 "Sida". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 August 2011. (subscription required)
  2. An Activist's Guide to the Yogyakarta Principles
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