Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Annika Söder appointed by the UN Secretary General to contribute to the review of the UN peacebuilding architecture


Ambassador Annika Söder has been appointed by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to form part of a group of eminent persons that will contribute to the ongoing review of the UN peacebuilding architecture.

The group will provide advisory reflections to the Secretary-General that will be taken into account in his forthcoming report on UN peacebuilding.

- This is an honor, and an important task. The UN needs to further strengthen its efforts to build sustainable peace and peaceful societies. I look forward to contribute to the future direction of this core task of the UN. Not least in terms of ensuring sufficient resources for preventing relapse of conflict and the role of women in peace processes. Says Ambassador Annika Söder.

Other members of the group are Gert Rosenthal (Guatemala), Liberta Mulamula (Tanzania), Nasser Judeh (Jordan), and Roza Otunbayeva (Kyrgyzstan). The work of the group will be finalized when the Secretary-General presents his report to the UN Member States in the summer of 2020.

Sweden contributes actively to the UN peacebuilding activities. Sweden has chaired the UN peace Building Commission in 2015, and is since 2012 Chair of the country specific configuration for Liberia. Sweden is one of the largest donors to the UN Peacebuilding Fund. One-third of the Fund’s financing goes to work that promotes gender equality and women’s and girl’s participation in peace processes. 

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