Sweden and The Netherlands UN Security Council Handover to Germany: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

Datum: 14.11.2018
Uhrzeit: 18:00h - 21:00h
Einlass: 17:15h
Ort: Berlin

UNA Germany and Sweden, as well as the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invite you an interesting debate about the challenges of being in the UN Security Council.

Sweden and the Netherlands SC Handover to Germany
Sweden and the Netherlands SC Handover to Germany

Dear Sir or Madam,

The United Nations Association of Germany (UNA Germany) together with the United Nations Association of Sweden (UNA Sweden) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are delighted to invite you to the panel discussion: Sweden and the Netherlands UNSC Handover to Germany: Lessons learned and the Road ahead. 

After sharing its seat with Italy, the Netherlands joined the UNSC last year. Sweden is now nearing the end of its 2-year term. Starting from January 2019, Germany will take up its seat as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the seventh time. 

This handover offers a great opportunity to reflect on the challenges of the past two years, discuss the successes that Sweden and the Netherlands have realised, and share with Germany the lessons learned as well as the challenges ahead. 



17:15 Registration

18:00 Welcoming words by Ambassador Wepke Kingma

18:10 Introduction by UNA Sweden and Germany 

          Annelie Börjesson, President UNA Sweden

          Detlef Dzembritzki, Chairman UNA Germany

18:30 Panel debate

          Susanne Baumann, Federal Foreign Office of Germany, 
          Directorate-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control

           Marriët Schuurman, head of the UNSC Task Force of the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of
           the Netherlands

           Per Thöresson, Sweden's Ambassador to Germany and former Ambassador to the
           United Nations (2014-2017)

20:00 Reception by UNA Sweden and UNA Germany


Date and time: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 18:00-21:00

Venue: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Klosterstraße 50, 10179 Berlin

*Please be on time for registration and security. All visitors are required to bring an ID card or passport.


We kindly ask you to register for this event via online form. (until 11.11.2018)

For any questions, please contact us by email, using

We are looking forward welcoming you at our event.

Kind regards,


Dr. Lisa Heemann and Petra Hallebrant