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 July 2018.
Programme for Sweden’s membership of the United Nations Security Council 2017–2018
As a member of the Security Council, Sweden will be responsible, professional, credible, dialogue-oriented and open. We intend to contribute to fulfilling the Security Council’s primary responsibility: maintaining international peace and security.
Sweden's Permanent Mission to the UN on Facebook and Twitter
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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