Pakistan Bids for UN Security Council Seat, Championing Peace and Multilateralism

Pakistan has officially submitted its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2025-26 term. The country pledges to promote adherence to the UN Charter, peaceful dispute resolutions, and multilateralism if elected.

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Bijay Laxmi
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Pakistan Bids for UN Security Council Seat, Championing Peace and Multilateralism

Pakistan Bids for UN Security Council Seat, Championing Peace and Multilateralism

Pakistan has officially submitted its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2025-26 term. The country is pledging to promote adherence to the UN Charter, peaceful resolutions to disputes, and a strong commitment to multilateralism if elected.

Why this matters: Pakistan's bid for a UN Security Council seat has significant implications for global peace and security, as the country's election could influence the Council's decisions on critical issues like conflict resolution and counter-terrorism. A Pakistani seat on the Council could also amplify the voices of developing nations and promote a more inclusive and representativeglobal governance structure.

Ambassador Usman Jadoon, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, outlined Pakistan's key objectives for the Security Council term. These include advocating for adherence to the UN Charter principles, pursuing just and peaceful dispute resolutions, opposing unilateral use of force, implementing a comprehensive approach to counter-terrorism, supporting effective UN peacekeeping and peace-building efforts, and promoting peace and stability in South Asia, Afghanistan, Africa, and the Middle East.

Pakistan also aims to enhance the role and influence of elected Security Council members while promoting democracy, transparency, and accountability within the Council. "Pakistan has consistently manifested its commitment to the Charter's vision of preventing war and promoting peace; fostering global prosperity; and promoting universal respect for human rights," Ambassador Jadoon stated.

This bid marks Pakistan's eighth attempt to secure a seat on the UNSC. The country has previously served seven terms on the Council, most recently in 2012-2013. During its past tenures, Pakistan actively contributed to promoting outcomes aligned with the UN Charter, supporting fair decisions on conflicts and disputes, and representing the interests of all Member States, particularly developing countries.

Ambassador Jadoon highlighted the importance of the Security Council addressing critical global challenges, including violations of the UN Charter principles, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, escalating conflicts, geopolitical tensions, climate change repercussions, and the emergence of new technological domains of conflict. Pakistan pledges to tackle these challenges with a comprehensive set of priorities if elected.

The Asia-Pacific Group has endorsed Pakistan's candidacy for the 2025-26 term. Ambassador Jadoon expressed gratitude for their support and sought the cooperation of all UN Member States in backing Pakistan's bid. He emphasized the country's significant contributions to the UN, including serving on key bodies such as the Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, and Group of 77, as well as providing over 200,000 troops to 46 UN peacekeeping missions worldwide.

Pakistan's bid for the UN Security Council seat reflects its commitment to upholding the principles of the UN Charter and actively contributing to global peace and security. As the world faces complex challenges, Pakistan aims to bring its experience and perspective to the Council, advocating for peaceful resolutions, multilateralism, and the interests of developing nations.

Key Takeaways

  • Pakistan bids for non-permanent UN Security Council seat for 2025-26 term.
  • If elected, Pakistan will promote UN Charter principles, peaceful dispute resolutions, and multilateralism.
  • Pakistan's bid aims to amplify developing nations' voices and promote inclusive global governance.
  • This is Pakistan's 8th attempt to secure a UNSC seat, having served 7 terms previously.
  • Pakistan pledges to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, conflicts, and climate change.