Emelie Weski

Sweden Country Coordinator, Emelie Weski is an experienced advocate for empowerment and democratization. She is currently the 1st Vice President of LSU – The National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations, committed to improving the conditions for youth organizations and strengthening young persons access to power. And the Global Focal Point for SDG 16 at the UN major Group for Children and Youth, working to raise the ambition for youth involvement in the UN system on topics related to peace, security and democracy. She is also a local council woman, involved in the establishment of a youth council, and the mission to increase the number of young persons voting and running in elections. Emelie has previously worked as a trade union lobbyist in Brussels campaigning workers’ rights and civil society participation in developing the EU’s sustainable finance Action Plan. Contributing to the first regulation demanding minimum standards on financial due diligence on human rights, ILO, and child labour. She has also held the position of Secretary General for the Swedish youth league of the Norden Association. Running an office while carrying responsibilities related to the Nordic Model, minorities and indigenous communities as well as the regional policy for children and youth. Her commitment to stand up against hate and threats and advocate for a democratic and anti-racist Nordic region resulted in a book published on the topic in 2019. Emelie has a Joint Erasmus Mundus Master in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) from Groningen university in the Netherlands. And she has been involved in several research and strategy teams, as well as, development projects across the globe with field experience from Colombia and Vietnam.