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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.

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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.

Photo: Jonas Svensson / Swedish Armed Forces

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.

Photo: Pernaca Sudhakaran / UN Photo

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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