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Olof Palmes Internationella Center

the Swedish labour movement's organisation for international solidarity

News for partners and member organisations

This is Olof Palmes Internationella Center

Olof Palmes Internationella Center is the Swedish labour movement's umbrella organisation for international solidarity and advocacy. We work globally for democracy, human rights, peace and social justice, in the spirit of Olof Palme. We support progressive movements and parties that change societies and people's everyday lives.

How we work

Civil participation

Knowledge of one’s rights and opportunities creates courage and strength to work for change. Popular education is a democratic and effective method of reaching out to vulnerable groups. Therefore, study circles is one of the methods we use to develop and support our partner organisations and their members.

Trade union community work

Democratic, free and strong trade unions are a prerequisite for good working conditions and for the compliance of human rights. We support our trade union partner organisations in issues such as advocacy, internal democracy, trade union-political cooperation and gender equality.

Party-political organisation

Democratic parties and multiparty systems are prerequisites for a parliamentary democracy. Parties are powerful tools for both influencing and governing societies. We support social democratic sister parties in their ideological development and internal democracy. In particular we focus on the participation of young people, women and marginalized groups.

Political priorities

1. Countering the threats to democracy and human rights
2. Advancing equality and worker’s rights – building new alliances and pushing progressive politics
3. Sustainability through a just transition – countering climate change
4. Promoting peace and dialogue – mitigating armed conflict and social tensions
5. Opposing the backlash – increasing gender equality

Countries where we work

Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Iraqi Kurdistan, Burma, Philippines, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Belarus, Moldova, Panama, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Our work in Sweden

We share knowledge about development cooperation and initiate discussions about global issues through organizing open seminars and public meetings. We publish booklets and study materials.
Through campaigns and debate articles we influence the public opinion and constitute a counterforce against the extremist forces that are on the rise in society. We work with fundraising, a prerequisite in order to carry out our international solidarity projects.

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Member Organisations and Board

The Olof Palme International Center has 27 member organisations from the Swedish Labor Movement, working with social change, trade unionism and political organisation. Our activities are managed by a board consisting of eleven members, which consists of representatives from our member organisations.


We have a wide network of contacts among civil society organisations and progressive political parties all over the world. Amongst them you will find high ranking officials, trade union leaders, women rights activist and youth organisations. We can provide news, background information and direct contact. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Press contact:

Phone: 08-677 57 47

Thomas Carlhed
Head of Department for Policy and Advocacy

Supplier invoices

Information to suppliers of the Olof Palme International Center.

Contact information

Olof Palme International Center
Sveavägen 68
Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: 0046 8 677 57 70
Email: info@palmecenter.se