72nd United Nations General Assembly National Statement on behalf of Sweden, government.se

H.E. Ms Margot Wallström, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden.

n 1954, former Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld, stated that ”the United Nations was not created to bring us to heaven, but to save us from hell”.

The need for a United Nations that seeks to save us from humanity’s worst impulses remains. However, in these days of uncertainty we must also learn from – and build on – what is positive in our world, and in the United Nations.

In his important address on Tuesday, our Secretary-General laid out the threats and challenges we face; and how we can overcome them. Delivering a peaceful and prosperous future will depend on collective action. This is the moment for multilateralism, not unilateralism. We must grasp it or risk the consequences. Läs talet