Archive: Åsa Romson, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister

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The Government to take part in global summit and UN General Assembly

Reminder.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin and Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson will take part in the opening of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in late September.

This year, the week will begin with the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. On 25–26 September, the new global Sustainable Development Goals, that are to replace the Millennium Development Goals, will be adopted by all UN Member States in the presence of representatives of civil society organisations and enterprises. Mr Löfven will give an address at the Summit, take part in seminars and roundtable discussions and hold bilateral meetings with other heads of government. Directly following the Summit, the General Assembly will open the General Debate of the 70th session since the United Nations was founded. Mr Löfven will deliver a speech on Swedish priorities in the UN and participate in panel debates on UN peacebuilding operations.

President Barack Obama, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis will also take part during the week.

Mr Löfven and Ms Lövin will be at the UN on 25–30 September. Ms Wallström will be in New York between 25 September and 3 October. Ms Romson will take part in the Summit on 25–27 September. 

Press briefing

Ahead of the Swedish delegation’s trip to the Summit and the UN General Assembly, we will hold a press briefing, where State Secretary Hans Dahlgren and State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder and others will describe the Government’s objective for the trip and the programme.

Time: Thursday 17 September at 16.00.

Venue: Rosenbad

Registration (required) to the press briefing via Dan Lundqvist Dahlin: dan.lundqvist.dahlin@regeringskansliet.se

Accreditation

Accreditation for the Summit closes on 9 September.

Information on accreditation is available on the following web page: http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/UNGA70.shtml

For questions about accreditation, please contact Jeanette Mattsson, Press and Communication Officer at Sweden’s Permanent Representation at the UN: jeanette.mattsson@gov.se, tel: 001 212 583 2591.

Contact

Dan Lundqvist Dahlin
Press Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 (0)72 553 66 29
email to Dan Lundqvist Dahlin
Pezhman Fivrin
Press Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström
Mobile +46 (0) 72 526 68 18
email to Pezhman Fivrin
Annika Flensburg
Press Secretary to Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Karl-Johan Bondesson
Press Secretary to Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00