Carin Jämtin (born 3 August 1964 in Stockholm) is a Swedish civil servant and former politician. She is the Director General of the Swedish International Development Agency since 2017. She served as party secretary of the Social Democrats from March 2011 until her resignation in August 2016 and previously served as Minister for International Development Cooperation in the Swedish Government between 2003 and 2006. She was a Member of the Riksdag from 2014 to 2017, representing Stockholm Municipality.
|Party Secretary of the Social Democrats|
26 March 2011 – 27 August 2016
|Preceded by||Ibrahim Baylan|
|Succeeded by||Lena Rådström Baastad|
|Minister for International|
10 October 2003 – 6 October 2006
|Prime Minister||Göran Persson|
|Preceded by||Jan O. Karlsson|
|Succeeded by||Gunilla Carlsson|
|Member of the Riksdag|
29 September 2014 – 28 May 2017
7 October 2006 – 21 December 2006
|Born||3 August 1964|
|Political party||Swedish Social Democratic Party|
She has briefly studied at Stockholm University, without obtaining any degree. She began her political career in the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League, and was a board member of the organization from 1990 to 1992, thereafter serving as treasurer and acting secretary. Prior to her appointment in 2003, she worked as the Deputy Secretary General of the Olof Palme International Center.
At the general election in September 2006, she was elected to the Riksdag, i.e. member of parliament. Only a month later, in October 2006, she was elected Leader of the Opposition in the City Council of Stockholm. She decided to keep her seat in parliament for at least two months, citing her desire to fight for proposals made by Social-Democrats from Stockholm. While Carin Jämtin was one of the favourites to succeed Göran Persson as leader of the Social Democrats at the party's next congress in March 2007, her retention of the seat in parliament fuelled speculation that she might run for party leadership. It is generally considered that the next Social Democratic leader should be a member of parliament.
Views on Israel-Palestine conflictEdit
During a visit to Israel and the West Bank in 2005 Jämtin called the wall between the two "Crazy and sick" and that she felt that a two state solution is impossible because of Israels actions, and that if Israel wants to build a wall it should do so in its own territory. The comments received a lot of commentary from media in Sweden. In September 2011, Jämtin along with Urban Ahlin voiced their support for a Swedish recognition of a Palestinian state.
- Carin Jämtin lämnar över stafettpinnen (in Swedish)
- "Jämtin ny s-ledare i Stockholm", Sveriges Radio Eko, 10 October 2006.
- "Välj Jämtin", Aftonbladet, 23 November 2006.
- Tweet Stefan Hjertén, TT (11 June 2012). "Israels mur upprör Jämtin | Utrikes | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- Tweet. "Ett erkännande skulle sätta press på Israel | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- "Jämtin ny s-ledare i Stockholm", Sveriges Radio Ekot, 10 October 2006, retrieved 23 November 2006.[dead link]
- "Välj Jämtin", Aftonbladet, 23 November 2006, retrieved 23 November 2006.[dead link]
|Party political offices|
| Party Secretary of the Social Democratic Party
Lena Rådström Baastad
Jan O. Karlsson
| Minister for International Development Cooperation