Magnus Lennartsson is the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations since March 2020.
Ambassador Lennartsson brings more than thirty years of diplomatic experience, including twenty years working on Global Issues and United Nations affairs.
Prior to his current appointment he served as Deputy Director-General and Head of the Global Agenda Department at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.
Ambassador Lennartsson is an expert on UN development affairs, having served as a delegate to the ECOSOC, the Second Com-mittee and the Executive Boards of the UN Funds and Programs, and as Vice President of the Executive Board of UN Women during its first year of establishment. He has also been a delegate to the UN Security Council and the UN Peacebuilding Commission.
Ambassador Lennartsson served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden to Japan and as First Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden to the People’s Republic of China. He was Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Conflict Prevention and Deputy Director in the Western Balkans Section at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm. He is a former Alternate Governor of Sweden to the Regional Development Banks AfDB, AsDB and IDB.
Ambassador Lennartsson holds a Master’s Degree in International Policy from Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA and 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 is married and has two daughters.