Sweden chair of expert group on women, peace and security
As of 1 January 2017, Sweden will co-chair the UN Security Council’s Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security together with Uruguay and the United Kingdom.
The purpose of the expert group is to improve the flow of knowledge and information to the Security Council, to influence country-specific situations and to facilitate better oversight, coordination and implementation of the agenda for women, peace and security. This co-chairmanship will be a unique opportunity for Sweden to influence the work of the Security Council in this area. The informal expert group has been active for a year, with the United Kingdom and Spain as co-chairs in 2016. The focus during the first year was the situation in Mali, the Central African Republic, Iraq and Afghanistan.