Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for International Development Cooperation Matilda Ernkrans to participate in UN high-level week in New York on 19–23 September

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for International Development Cooperation Matilda Ernkrans will visit New York to participate in the high-level week, known as UNGA Week, in connection with the opening of the UN General Assembly on 19–23 September.

The overriding issue when world leaders meet in New York will be Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the extensive regional and global consequences that the war has brought. Other high-priority issues for the Swedish delegation will include the climate, food security and humanitarian issues, education and health. In addition, Sweden has a clear focus on actively promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law, as well as gender equality in times of backsliding in these areas.

An overall Swedish priority during the week is also, through participation, to stand up for the UN Charter and the rules-based international order, which is particularly important in light of Russia’s aggression and at a time of increased geopolitical tensions.

Press contact

Adriana Haxhimustafa
Press Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 76 117 32 60
email to Adriana Haxhimustafa, via senior registry clerk
Nadja Yusuf
Press Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation Matilda Ernkrans
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile + 46 73 085 00 49
email to Nadja Yusuf