The elected ones: taking care of business in the UN Security Council, a study on Sweden 2017-18

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Date: June 23, 2021
Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Online
Start date: June 23, 2021
Event summary: Free webinar launching a report about Sweden as an Elected Member of the UN Security Council 2017 - 2018.

On 11 June 2021, state representatives gathered in the UN General Assembly to elect new members to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term. Elected states have an opportunity to affect core matters of international peace and security, but what are the practical implications for a state as one of the elected? This question is at the centre of the report “Sweden as an Elected Member of the UN Security Council (2017-18): Promoting Women, Peace and Security as Core Council Business.”

This webinar launch of the report brings together scholars from PRIO, New York University, NAI, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, and decision-makers from foreign ministries in the Nordic region to discuss the findings of the report, promote dialogue, and advance our knowledge on elected UNSC members.


André Mundal, Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Angela Muvumba Sellström, Senior Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)
Annika Söder, Ambassador and Special Representative of the Osce CiO for South Caucasus, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Carl Skau, Deputy Director General and Head of Department for UN policy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Henrik Urdal, Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Louise Olsson, Senior Researcher at PRIO and leader of the project “Sweden in the UNSC”
Marianne Kress, Head of Department for Migration, Stabilization and Fragility, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research and Development, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, FBA
Patty Chang, Senior Researcher, PRIO and New York University
Torunn L. Tryggestad, Director, PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security
Therése Sjömander Magnusson, Director, the Nordic Africa Institute


PRIO, Centre on Gender, Peace and Security
The Nordic Africa Institute, hosting the webinar
FBA, Folke Bernadotte Academy
Uppsala University, the Department of Peace and Conflict Research