UN / SECURITY COUNCIL NON-PERMANENT MEMBERS ELECTION

09-Jun-2022 00:03:06
The General Assembly today elected Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland to the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January of next year. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 09 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

09 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. Various shots, bulletin votes being distributed
4. Various shots, delegates voting
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly, United Nations:
“Having obtained the required two thirds majority and the largest number of votes, Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland are elected members of the Security Council for a two year term beginning 1 January 2023.”
6. Med shot, General Assembly
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Odawara Kiyoshi. State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan:
“As a whole, UN Member States are having sort of serious aspects on how the current Security Council should be. So we're going to make effort on that, including the situation of the North Korea as well.”
8. Med shot, stakeout
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Ian Borg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malta:
“Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, in particular when it comes to involving women in peace and security processes, leading on matters of children and armed conflict, and ensuring the protection of children highlighting climate change as an existential threat, including in the context of sea level rise, and underlining the importance of literacy, as a tool of peacebuilding and conflict prevention, are some of the focuses we will pursue.”
10. Med shot, stakeout
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation, Switzerland:
“Contribute to peace, stability and wealth in the world. And, you know, with our humanitarian tradition and with our tradition of good offices in the world, we think we believe we can contribute to the solution.”
12. Med shot, stakeout
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo, Minister of Foreing Affairs and Cooperation, Mozambique:
“To strengthen multilateralism, permanent dialogue and peaceful conflict resolution as a privileged mechanism to achieve a long and sustainable peace. The fight against security threats, including terrorism, violent extremism, maritime piracy, drug trafficking and human trafficking.”
14. Med shot, stakeout
STORYLINE
The General Assembly today (09 June) elected Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland to the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January of next year.

The new members will replace India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway.

The President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, announced the result of the vote, explaining the five nations had obtained the required two thirds majority and the largest number of votes.

The five new members will join other five non-permanent members - Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and the United Arab Emirates - and the five permanent members: China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Speaking to journalists after the vote, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Odawara Kiyoshi, said that “as a whole, UN Member States are having sort of serious aspects on how the current Security Council should be” and that, within that effort, they will try to address the situation with North Korea.

Ian Borg, the Minister of Foreign Affairs from Malta, explained his country’s priorities for the term include “advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, in particular when it comes to involving women in peace and security processes, leading on matters of children and armed conflict, and ensuring the protection of children highlighting climate change as an existential threat, including in the context of sea level rise, and underlining the importance of literacy, as a tool of peacebuilding and conflict prevention, are some of the focuses we will pursue.”

The President of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, said his country is looking forward to “contribute to peace, stability and wealth in the world.”

“And, you know, with our humanitarian tradition and with our tradition of good offices in the world, we think we believe we can contribute to the solution,” Cassis said.

From Mozambique, the Minister of Foreing Affairs and Cooperation, Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo, noted that her nation wants “to strengthen multilateralism, permanent dialogue and peaceful conflict resolution as a privileged mechanism to achieve a long and sustainable peace.”

“The fight against security threats, including terrorism, violent extremism, maritime piracy, drug trafficking and human trafficking,” Dlhovo said.
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