Tunisia officially non-permanent member of UN Security Council

Tunisia, on Wednesday, is officially a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 period, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The Ministry revealed that Tunisia has a set of priorities and strategic options as part of its non-permanent membership in the Security Council.

These priorities focused on issues of conflict prevention and peaceful settlement so as to strengthen sustainable peace, boost the participation of women and youth in these efforts, and combat terrorism.

This is besides increasing the effectiveness of United Nations peacekeeping operations, enhancing cooperation for international development and security and supporting a collective and consensual response to new global challenges.

“Tunisia, which had previously served as non-permanent member of this council on three occasions (1959-1960, 1980-1981 and 2000-2001) “will work to defend the unified positions taken on various issues related to the Arab and African spaces, foremost of which are the Palestinian issue and the situation in Libya,” the statement added.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said Tunisia would spare no effort, based on the principles of its foreign policy and a commitment to the goals and principles of the United Nations, to actively contribute to the search for peaceful and lasting solutions to the various issues on the agenda of the Security Council.

In July, Tunisia won non-permanent membership at the Security Council for a two-year period with 191 votes.


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