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A photo of Fryshuset


Fryshuset is a foundation, based in Stockholm, that operates nationwide and with international exchanges. In addition to numerous social projects and youth related recreational activities, Fryshuset also provides education in various forms. During the conference a group of former students at the Aesthetics program’s Creative writing course will give performances under the collective title Words & Action.

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A photo of Eva Holmberg-Herrström

Eva Holmberg-Herrström

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

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A photo of Anna König Jerlmyr

Anna König Jerlmyr

Vice Mayor, Social Affairs Division, City Hall

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A photo of Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and a long-time champion of women’s rights. Under Michelle Bachelet’s leadership, UN Women will lead, support and coordinate the work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at global, regional and country levels.

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A photo of Assane Diop

Assane Diop

Executive Director responsible for the Social Protection Sector, ILO

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A photo of Sofia Jannok

Sofia Jannok

Sofia Jannok, a young artist, from the northern parts of Sweden, who enjoys blending influences from jazz, pop and yoik. Her lyrics are a mix of English and her mother tongue Sami.

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A photo of Christian Rollet

Christian Rollet

Christian Rollet, President ICSW and Conference Global Coordinator

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A photo of Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Professor of International Health, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation. Hans Rosling is known for dispelling common myths about human development, and for arguing that the world’s population growth can balance out at nine billion people in 2050. He was a plenary speaker already in Hong Kong in 2010.

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