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Sheikh Mohammed thanks Emirati diplomatic workforce, led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, for the achievement

The UAE has been elected unopposed to the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 time period by profitable 179 votes out of the complete 190 solid by the Normal Meeting members.

The emirates will exchange Tunisia in the Asia-Pacific slot when the mandate begins on January 1, 2022.

The seventy fifth session of the Normal Meeting was held on Friday in New York to elect 5 new non-everlasting members to the Security Council.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, mentioned the “election of the UAE to the Security Council for the interval 2022-2023 displays its energetic diplomacy, its worldwide place… and its distinguished growth mannequin.”

In a tweet, Sheikh Mohammed mentioned the achievement is “all thanks to the Emirati diplomatic workforce led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed. We glance ahead to energetic, optimistic and energetic membership in the UN Security Council.”

It is the second time the emirates enters the strongest diplomatic membership that it beforehand served in 1986-87. By its marketing campaign titled ‘Stronger United’, the UAE pledges to use its credentials for inclusivity, innovation, resilience, peacebuilding, local weather change mitigation and girls empowerment

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana are different nations that ran unchallenged for 2-12 months phrases.

As the roll name for member international locations began, the UAE’s Everlasting Ambassador to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh, solid her vote.

The annual vote noticed a whole lot of diplomats collect at the Normal Meeting Corridor at the New York headquarters. It noticed the end result of months-lengthy intense campaigning by contesting international locations.

Following the observe by candidate international locations to hand out conventional treats to diplomats, UAE served espresso to the ‘hardworking diplomats’ at the UN headquarters as they equipped for the vote that started at 10am (New York time).

The international locations operating for the Security Council will exchange exiting members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam. The new members will take up their two-12 months phrases on January 1.

They are going to be a part of the 5 different non-everlasting members — India, Eire, Kenya, Mexico and Norway.

Forward of the voting, Nusseibeh mentioned her nation has lots to provide to the UN in addressing world challenges.

“We consider that the UAE has lots to contribute to the Security Council and to the multilateral system as a complete. We’re a dynamic and ahead-trying nation in our area, a bridge-builder, a humanitarian chief, and a worldwide hub of commerce, commerce, and innovation,” she mentioned.

The UNSC has 5 everlasting members – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – who can veto selections taken by the meeting. The everlasting members are the heavyweights who can take legally binding selections like imposing sanctions and sanctioning army actions. The different 10 non-everlasting members serve overlapping two-12 months phrases and are represented throughout areas.

How are the non-everlasting members elected?

Every year the Normal Meeting elects 5 non-everlasting members (out of 10 in complete) for a two-12 months time period. In accordance with the Normal Meeting decision 1991 (XVIII) of 17 December 1963, the 10 non-everlasting seats are distributed on a regional foundation as follows: 5 for African and Asian States; one for the Japanese European States; two for the Latin American and Caribbean States; and two for Western European and different States.

Anjana Sankar


Anjana Sankar is a UAE-based journalist chasing international tales of battle, migration and human rights. She has reported from the frontlines of the wars in Yemen and Syria and has extensively written on the refugee disaster in Bangladesh, Iraq and Europe. From interviewing Daesh militants to embedding with the UAE military in Yemen, and masking earthquakes, floods, terrorist assaults and elections, she has come out scathe-free from the most harmful battle zones of the world. Driving on over 14 years of expertise, Anjana at present is an Assistant Editor with Khaleej Occasions and leads the reporting workforce. She typically speaks about ladies empowerment on her Fb web page that has 40,000 plus followers.



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