Carin Jämtin is Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency since May 2017. Ms. Jämtin has a long political career within the Social Democratic Party at both national and local level. Democracy and human rights have always been the heart of Ms. Jämtin.1999-2003 Ms. Jämtin headed the International Development Cooperation Department at the Olof Palme International Centre – the umbrella organization for the Swedish labor movement. In 2003 Ms. Jämtin was appointed Minister of International Development Cooperation by Prime Minister Göran Persson. Between 2006 and 2011 Ms. Jämtin was Vice Chair of the Stockholm City Council. She was also leader of the Social Democratic Group in the City Council and a member of the Board of Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR).