Government ministers at the United Nations General Assembly
Next week, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will travel to the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Swedish priorities are sustainable development and inclusive growth, the fight against climate change and strengthening the UN’s conflict prevention and peacekeeping efforts. The Swedish ministers are scheduled to meet representatives of countries on the Security Council agenda.
During the visit, Mr Löfven will participate in a meeting on peacekeeping missions in the Security Council and meet with a number of leaders and the Secretary-General to discuss current foreign and security policy issues. Mr Löfven will also participate in a climate summit and speak about the efforts for inclusive growth and the Global Deal initiative at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit. Mr Löfven will be in New York between 18 and 20 September.
Ms Lövin will participate in the Conference on the Global Pact for the Environment and co-host an event on climate financing with French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot. Ms Lövin will also participate in a summit on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and meet with UN Women and UNFPA to discuss how access to sexual and reproductive health and rights affects women’s economic empowerment. Ms Lövin will be in New York between 19 and 20 September.
Ms Wallström will participate in high-level discussions on conflict prevention, children and armed conflict, women, peace and security, as well as meetings on Yemen, Syria and South Sudan. As Sweden is a member of the Security Council, Ms Wallström will also attend a number of meetings during the week on issues currently on the Security Council’s agenda. Ms Wallström will be in New York between 17 and 23 September.
For more information and detailed programmes, please contact the relevant minister’s press secretary.
Press secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 (0)72-227 85 35
email to Jonatan Holst
Press Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström
Mobile +46 (0) 72 526 68 18
email to Pezhman Fivrin