The UN organization says that neither Sweden nor any other Nordic countries are meeting the requirements in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
For non-Swedes, the Swedish labour market can seem positively baffling. But once you’ve figured it out, you can begin reaping the many benefits of the famous ‘Swedish Model’.
Sweden's residents hail from around 200 different countries, making it a real melting pot, so here's a look at just where they come from and where they end up.
When it comes to gender diversity, you’d be hard-pressed to find a city where it’s more widespread than Stockholm.
The Local Sweden's editor picks some of our top news, features, opinion pieces, interviews and much more every Monday to Friday.
Find out how Stockholm is fulfiling Sweden's pledge to be 'the best in the world at using the opportunities offered by digitalisation and eHealth' by 2025.
While the US debates to what extent Russia influenced its presidential election, a small country in northern Europe is already gearing up to fend off foreign interference in its next election.
Studies show that companies with women in senior management perform better than those without. Yet women are still much less likely to hold leadership positions than men. So, what gives?
Single in Stockholm? Let's get down to business.
Spotify has announced the date when it will list on the New York Stock Exchange.
Amid the ferocity of the protests to ‘Save old Slussen!’, the real -- and potentially devastating -- reason for the controversial redevelopment has effectively been drowned out.
Sweden has a shortage of teachers, making it an attractive option for education professionals looking to move overseas. But it's one of Sweden's regulated jobs, meaning extra hurdles and red tape for job-seekers. Here's what you need to know about finding work as a teacher in Sweden.
You'll want to read this if you're a foreign programmer living in Sweden.
Swedish fashion giant H&M plans to boost its workforce in India with hundreds of new jobs, said the retailer.
Malmö may be famous for its falafel, but there’s more to its vegan offering than everyone’s favourite fried chickpea balls.
"In Swedish schools it should be teachers and principals who govern, not priests and imams."
An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.
In honour of International Women's Day 2018, we're republishing The Local's list of 12 of Sweden's most inspiring women.
Cecilia Wikström told The Local she is "ashamed" of the difficulty some EU citizens have getting a personal identity number (personnummer) in Sweden.
The Local's columnist Victoria Martínez, who grew up in Texas in the US, writes about why she and her husband have chosen to raise their children in Sweden.
It's bad news for French food purists.
Family ski holidays are wonderful and chaotic in equal measure. Luckily, there’s a Swedish ski resort designed with every member of the family in mind.
Ever wanted to call someone a brat in Swedish but can't quite find the word? With the help of Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander now you can, thanks to a new video teaching the world some useful slang phrases in her native tongue.
A cashless future could create problems for Sweden in a time of crisis unless the country introduces new payment systems, argues Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves.
From a cruel method of punishment to a "pedal bike with engine and pedals", English has borrowed its fair share of terms from Swedish over the years.
At least eight tourists, including a pregnant woman from Sweden, were injured on Friday when a chair lift ran out of control in the Georgian ski resort of Gudauri, officials said.
Sweden plans to ban groups who do not support gender equality from starting or running schools, the country’s education minister said on Sunday.