19 Jan – Sweden in the Security Council: challenges and possibilities

On 28 June 2016, Sweden was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2017–2018 term. In 2017 Sweden will take its seat on the Security Council with the five permanent members – China, France, Great Britain, Russia and the United States – and the nine other non-permanent members. Sweden will hold the presidency of the Security Council in January 2017, the first month of its two-year term.
Margot Wallström, the foreign minister of Sweden, has presented the questions Sweden will prioritize in the UN Security Council; highlighting the relation between women, peace and security and to make the Security Council more transparent.
But what capability has Sweden to enforce these questions? What can they do concrete and what are the obstacles?
Listen to Viktor Sundman, Peace, Security & Disarmament Officer for the United Nations Association of Sweden, who will talk about Swedens role and their agenda in the Security Council from the perspective of the United Nations Association of Sweden.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitet.
This lecture will be held in English.
Date: 19/01/2016
Time: 18:15
Place: Ekonomikum, Hörsal 2
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. Become a member at the lecture, 100 kr for one year of membership.

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