Ambassador Magnus Lennartsson is a candidate for a seat on the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) for the period 2021-2023. If elected, Ambassador Lennartsson will use his over 20 years of experience in UN Affairs, consensus-building and development to promote transparency, accountability and a results-based focus in ACABQ.
Ambassador Lennartsson has served in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs for over thirty years, holding the following positions:
• Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, New York (March 2020 - )
• Ambassador, budgetary and administrative affairs, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, New York (November 2019–March 2020)
• Deputy Director-General and Head of the Global Agenda Department, Stockholm (2016–19)
• Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, New York (2015–16)
• Minister (Head of Development Section), Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, New York (2010–15)
• Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden to Japan, Tokyo (2003–08)
• Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Conflict Prevention, Department of Global Security, Stockholm (2001–03)
• Deputy Director, Western Balkan Division, Department for Central and Eastern Europe, Stockholm (1998–2001)
• First Secretary and Swedish delegate to the UN Security Council, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, New York (1994–98)
• First Secretary (Economic and Development Affairs), Embassy of Sweden to the People’s Republic of China, Beijing (1991–94)
• First Secretary, Department for International Development Cooperation, Stockholm (1989–91)
Other professional experience includes serving as Resident Representative of The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in New York (2008–2010) and as Country Risk Analyst at the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (1988–1989).
Ambassador Lennartsson studied International Policy (Master’s Degree Program) at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA (Rotary Foundation Scholar). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Paris I (Sorbonne) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Political Science and Economic History from the Universities of Stockholm and Lund in Sweden. He has a tertiary level certificate in Financial Accounting from Folkuniversitetet in Stockholm, Sweden.
Born on 23 May 1961, he is married and has two daughters.