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Real voices in realpolitik

Olof Skoog
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Event: Stockholm Peace Talks
Location: City Hall, Stockholm
Date: 21/03/2017

“We cannot rest until we see that what we do, actually makes a difference on the ground and improves the lives of people.”

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations in New York, Olof Skoog, gives a personal account of his experience representing Sweden on the United Nations Security Council. He emphasizes the importance of listening to the real voices around the world, to make a greater impact on the ground.

Stockholm Peace Talks 2017. Recorded at Stockholm City Hall on March 21, 2017.

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Olof Skoog

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations in New York

Olof is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations in New York. An experienced diplomat, Olof was appointed Director-General for Political Affairs at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2004, and has represented Sweden in the United Nations, in the European Union and in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in several capacities. He has been the Swedish Ambassador to Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia, where he took an active role in peace negotiations at the time. He has extensive experience of multilateral and bilateral negotiations focusing on peace and security.

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