UN / NEW SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

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Five incoming non-permanent members of the Security Council – Vietnam, Estonia, Tunisia, Niger and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – participated in a flag ceremony marking the start of their two-year terms. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 02 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

02 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Vietnam Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy walks up to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dang Ding Quy, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations:
“Vietnam is honoured to serve the Council the next two years. And Vietnam is honoured 5to be President this month, the first month of 2020, the first month of a new decade, the third decade of the 21st century. We promise to do our best to fulfil all our commitments with you; to uphold the UN Charter, and to uphold multilateralism.”
4. Wide shot, Dang next to Vietnamese flag
5. Wide shot, Estonian Ambassador Sven Jürgenson walks up to podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations:
“I promised to be a good and constructive member of the Council, always ready to find compromise and to build bridges. I will be guided by international law and rules-based world order, try to be proactive working towards conflict prevention, to bring cyber security on the table of the Council, and also to talk about climate security.”
7. Wide shot, Jürgenson next to Estonian flag
8. Wide shot, Niger Ambassador Abdou Abarry walks up to podium
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Abdou Abarry, Permanent Representative of Niger to the United Nations:
“Niger’s priorities in the Security Council will be in relation to national issues, sub- regional and the region at large: war against terrorism, the issue of global peace and security, climate change impact on the security and development, situation of women and children in armed conflict.”
10. Wide shot, Abarry next to Nigerien flag
11. Wide shot, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador Rhonda King walks up to podium
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Rhonda King, Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations:
“We are just a young nation that yearns for a better world. We come to the task with a team that largely comprises young, well-educated, enthusiastic, and creative thinkers. Our Permanent Representative is female, yours truly, and I am supported by two female Deputy Permanent Representatives, a female political coordinator, a female alt political coordinator, and a female legal advisor. Indeed, we area team that is two thirds female.”
13. Wide shot, King next to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines flag
14. Wide shot, Tunisian Ambassador Moncef Baati walks up to podium
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Moncef Baati, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations:
“Proud of its democratic transition and the responsibility it entails, Tunisia is determined to accomplish its mission with commitment and dedication and in accordance with the values and principles of the charter which have always guided its foreign policy; to promote its peace agenda and to help the Council prevent and resolve conflicts.”
16. Wide shot, Baati King next to Tunisian flag
17. Wide shot, ambassadors

STORYLINE:

Five incoming non-permanent members of the Security Council – Vietnam, Estonia, Tunisia, Niger and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – today (2 Jan) participated in a flag ceremony marking the start of their two-year terms.

At the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Ding Quy promised “to do our best to fulfil all our commitments with you; to uphold the UN Charter, and to uphold multilateralism.”

Estonian Ambassador Sven Jürgenson promised “to be a good and constructive member of the Council, always ready to find compromise and to build bridges.”

Nigerien Ambassador Abdou Abarry said, “Niger’s priorities in the Security Council will be in relation to national issues, sub- regional and the region at large: war against terrorism, the issue of global peace and security, climate change impact on the security and development, situation of women and children in armed conflict.”

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador Rhonda King highlighted that its team “is two thirds female,” including its Permanent Representative, “two female Deputy Permanent Representatives, a female political coordinator, a female alt political coordinator, and a female legal advisor.”

Tunisian Ambassador Moncef Baati said his country “is determined to accomplish its mission with commitment and dedication and in accordance with the values and principles of the charter which have always guided its foreign policy; to promote its peace agenda and to help the Council prevent and resolve conflicts.”

The Security Council has 15 Members, five of them permanent and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
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