Sweden in the UN Security Council
On 28 June 2016, Sweden was elected by a wide margin as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2017–2018 term. In 2017 Sweden will take its seat on the Security Council with the five permanent members – China, France, Great Britain, Russia and the United States – and the nine other non-permanent members. Sweden will hold the presidency of the Security Council in January 2017, the first month of its two-year term.
Our role in the United Nations Security Council is to prevent conflicts
Opinion piece by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, published in Göteborgs-Posten on 14 April 2017.
Sweden’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, January 2017
Sweden had three priorities for its month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Here is what we achieved.
Sweden's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York on Twitter
Sweden's Permanent Mission to the UN, New York on Facebook
This is the UN Security Council
The United Nations Security Council is one of the six principal UN organs and is responsible for maintaining international peace and security under Article 24 of the UN Charter. Security Council decisions are binding on all 193 UN Member States.
Sweden and the UN
The United Nations is a central arena for Sweden’s efforts on global challenges. Through the UN, Sweden contributes to conflict prevention, peace efforts, rebuilding of conflict-affected states, and disarmament and non-proliferation.
Sweden’s priorities in the UN
Sweden has broad engagement in the UN and works actively to strengthen its capacity in various fields. The following issues are especially prioritised in Sweden’s policy in the UN.
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