The United Nations Association - UK is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Embassy of Sweden.
The Association looks forward to working with the Embassy over the coming months to make the case for an effective UN to UK policymakers and the British public. Commenting on the new partnership, UNA-UK’s Chair, Lord Wood of Anfield, said:
“I am delighted that the Embassy of Sweden in London, led by Ambassador Sohlström, has agreed to be our Embassy partner for 2017. Not only has Sweden just begun its term on the UN Security Council in New York, but it has, throughout the history of the United Nations, been a strong, consistent and courageous defender of the UN and the rules-based international order. We look forward very much to working with our colleagues in the Swedish Embassy, and in particular to co-hosting UNA-UK’s Annual UN Day celebrations in October.”
Every year, UNA-UK collaborates with a diplomatic mission in the UK in order to promote international cooperation and multilateralism. A highlight of this partnership is UNA-UK’s annual celebration of United Nations Day on 24 October, which will this year be hosted at the Embassy of Sweden. Previous diplomatic partners have included Morocco, France, Denmark and Russia.
Speaking on behalf of the Embassy, Swedish Ambassador Torbjörn Sohlström commented:
“Sweden is a strong believer in the UN and this partnership allows us to lend further support to global tasks on the UN agenda. Over the coming two years Sweden serves as a member of the UN Security Council during which time we look to strengthen our overall commitment to UN bodies and likeminded organisations. We will therefore be happy to support the UNA-UK in various ways over the coming months.”
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