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UAE Announces Candidacy for Non-permanent UN Security Council Seat

UAE Announces Candidacy for Non-permanent UN Security Council Seat

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 05:00
FILE PHOTO: The United Nations logo is seen at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York, US, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The UAE on Tuesday announced its candidacy for a two-year term on the UN Security Council in 2022-2023.

The announcement was made during the UAE’s statement at the General Debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly delivered by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

"My country will follow the same steps and principles upon which it was founded to maintain international peace and security in cooperation with the members of the Council," said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

"We recognize the significant responsibility associated with membership on the Security Council and the extensive challenges the Council faces, and we affirm that the UAE will work towards solving the important issues confronting states with resolve and determination. In doing so, we will be guided by our understanding of these crises, our experiences in the Arab region, and our close relationships with other states," he added.

"My country will continue its call for involving regional organisations in finding permanent solutions for crises, and we count on your support to achieve these goals."

In June 2021, the UN General Assembly will elect five member states to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the 2022-2023 term. The Council has a total of ten non-permanent members who serve overlapping two-year terms.

Under the theme "Stronger United," the UAE’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council will focus on efforts to advance inclusion, spur innovation, build resilience and secure peace, state news agency WAM reported.

"Serving on the Security Council is a serious responsibility. On the Council, the UAE will be a constructive partner in helping to address the critical challenges of our time," said Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN.

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