Carin Jämtin is a member of the Swedish Parliament. She was Secretary General of the Swedish Social Democratic Party 2011-2016. Jämtin was born in Stockholm in 1964. Her childhood was spent both in the Stockholm suburb of Sätra as in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, where her parents worked. Jämtin now lives in Stockholm together with her two children and dog.
As Secretary General Jämtin together with Party Leader Stefan Löfven led the party to victory in the general election of 2014 regaining Government power after eight years in opposition. Jämtin has also strengthen the party organisation via the campaign “Handshake for the Party of the Future” which aims for a more modern, open and involving party culture.
During Carin Jämtin’s first year as Minister for Development the parliament decided unanimously on a new long-term development policy: "Shared responsibility -" Policy for Global Development ", which aimed to contribute to equitable and sustainable global development. In August 2006, Jämtin initiated an international donor’s conference in Stockholm for the reconstruction of Lebanon after the conflict between Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah. As Minister for Development Jämtin highlighted issues of gender equality and women's rights.