UAE vows to champion peace, unity as UN Security Council member


The UAE will work towards global unity and securing peace, as a newly elected member of the UN Security Council.

Lana Nusseibeh, the UAE's permanent representative to the United Nations, was speaking at the flag raising ceremony for the Council's latest members.

"The UAE’s conduct on the UN Security Council will reflect who we are as a country and a people – tolerant, inclusive, and bound by the belief that we are stronger united," she said.

"Diplomacy is about dialogue, seeking out diverse views, and charting a path towards consensus. We will seek a convergence of views and a unified Council voice so that its decisions are met with the broadest possible support," Nusseibeh added.

The UAE will serve not only as an Arab voice on the Council, but also as a voice for the wider membership of the UN.

That commitment includes enhanced cooperation with regional organisations such as the League of Arab States and the African Union.

The UAE has also promised to champion cross-cutting issues on the Security Council, including women, peace and security; climate change; and the use of technology to promote peace.

A range of other issues on the Council will also be addressed, including counterterrorism and COVID-19 response and recovery.

During its two-year term, the UAE will serve as president of the Security Council twice, in March 2022 and June 2023.

The Council's presidency, which rotates each month, sets the Council’s agenda and chairs the Council’s standing committees.

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