Note to members of the media: Programme for UN Secretary-General and Security Council working meeting and visit in Sweden 20–23 April 2018
The annual informal working meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council will be held at Dag Hammarskjöld's farm Backåkra in Skåne on 21–23 April 2018. Afterwards, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will continue to Uppsala and Stockholm.
Friday 20 April
Visit to the European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund
Members of the Security Council visit the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund. This is a unique material research facility based on the world's most powerful neutron source. Sweden and Denmark are the host countries of the ESS, which is one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects for research. The visit provides an opportunity to examine the interplay between technological development and global challenges, and how research and development can be used to meet current problems and crises.
The media will have the opportunity to cover the beginning of the visit.
Saturday 21 April
Secretary-General and Security Council informal working meeting at Backåkra
Besides the Secretary-General and members of the Security Council, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will be on hand in connection with the informal working meeting.
Photo opportunity on arrival.
Press briefing/doorstep with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and President of the UN Security Council, Peru's UN Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra.
Sunday 22 April
Secretary-General visits Uppsala
Secretary-General António Guterres delivers the Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture at Uppsala Castle. Since 1998, the Lecture has been an annual event held in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld and the values he stood for in his deeds and actions. Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin will attend on behalf of the Government. In addition to the Lecture, the Secretary-General will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Dag Hammarskjöld's grave and have a meeting with Crown Princess Victoria.
A separate press invitation will be sent by the co-organisers, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Uppsala University.
Monday 23 April
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven receives Secretary-General António Guterres in Stockholm