Sweden in the UN Security Council
After being elected by a wide margin to the United Nations Security Council, Sweden is a non-permanent member of the Council for the 2017–2018 term. In July 2018, Sweden held the Presidency of the Security Council for the second time. Sweden assumed responsibility for the Council’s agenda and continued to help the Council to fulfil its main function under the Charter of the United Nations – maintaining international peace and security.
Sweden holds the Presidency of the UN Security Council
In July, Sweden will once again hold the Presidency of the UN Security Council. This is Sweden’s second and final Presidency during our two-year membership in 2017–2018. Respect for international law, human rights, gender equality and a humanitarian perspective are fundamental to our efforts.
Prime Minister Löfven received UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UN Secretary-General António Guterres met for talks on Monday 23 April at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. Subjects for discussion included how the UN’s work on refugee flows, crises and conflicts can be strengthened, Sweden’s work on the UN Security Council and reform of UN working methods.
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. Sweden’s UN policy gives special priority to the following issues.
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