UAE: The Country Has Lot to Contribute to UN Security Council
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Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, has affirmed that the UAE - as a dynamic and forward-looking country - believes that it has a lot to offer to the UN Security Council and to the entire multilateral system.
The 193-nation UN General Assembly will vote on which five countries will hold Security Council seats for a two-year term starting on January 1, 2022.
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On this important occasion, Ambassador Nusseibeh in an exclusive interview to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) shared her views on the UAE candidacy, saying, "We believe that the UAE has a lot to contribute to the Security Council and to the multilateral system as a whole. We are a dynamic and forward-looking country in our region, a bridge builder, a humanitarian leader, and a global hub of commerce, trade, and innovation."
The Ambassador added, "Since the founding of the UAE in 1971, a spirit of collaboration has been at the heart of our nation. We have always sought to work together with partners in pursuit of solutions that benefit our shared humanity.
"Serving as a member of the UN Security Council, a body dedicated to the pursuit of international peace and security, is an immense opportunity to put this principle into practice at the highest levels of multilateralism to address the world’s most critical issues.
The UAE, Albania and Brazil are all but guaranteed to win seats as they are the only candidates from their regions.
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Ghana and Gabon are set to take the two African seats after the Democratic Republic of the Congo withdrew from the race.
Brazil has served on the council 10 times, Gabon and Ghana three times each, and the UAE once, in 1986-1987. Albania has never served on the council.