UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Nazila Ghanea, visited Sweden from October 11 to 20, 2023, at the invitation of the Swedish Government. Discussions with government officials, faith communities, and various organisations took place. Ghanea also met with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund for a conversation about her concerns and the current situation.
In Stockholm on October 20, 2023, Nazila Ghanea stressed the importance of Sweden engaging in dialogue with faith communities to combat religious intolerance. She also emphasised the need for data collection to understand rights in a diverse society.
A comprehensive report on her visit will be presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva in March 2024.