Vietnam Fulfills Its Term as Non-permanent Member of UNSC
|Ambassadors of Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincents & the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam at the flag lowering ceremony. Photo: VNA|
On December 31, 2021, the flag lowering ceremony marking the end of the five non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2020-2021 took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
These five countries are Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincents & the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.
At the ceremony, the representatives of the countries informed about their outstanding achievements and contributions to the work of the Security Council in the past two years. They also expressed gratitude for the support of the United Nations member states as well as the cooperation of the countries in the Security Council.
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN Dang Dinh Quy affirmed to fulfill the promise to promote compliance with the UN Charter and multilateralism. Vietnam always upholds these in all activities at the Security Council.
According to the Ambassador, Vietnam has made efforts to promote a people-centered approach in finding sustainable solutions, to resolve disputes by peaceful means. At the same time, it addresses global concerns and promotes humanitarian policy towards vulnerable groups.
Vietnam had chaired the proposal, compilation and negotiations for two resolutions of the UNSC as well as three Presidential statements, along with two resolutions of the UN General Assembly and the formation of the Group of Friends on the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which has drawn the largest number of participants among UN friend groups.
|Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy lowers the Vietnamese flag at the headquarters of the United Nations Security Council. Photo: VOV|
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy said that with the cooperation of countries at the Security Council, Vietnam has completed all the goals set out in this term.
The motto of Vietnam's participation in the Security Council is to promote and operate based on the transparency and unity of the Security Council, as well as the legitimate interests of relevant parties, he said.
The Vietnamese representative thanked the valuable trust and support of the United Nations member countries; effective cooperation from the members of the Security Council in 2020 and 2021. At the same time, he extended his best wishes to the 5 countries that are about to take on the position of non-permanent members of the Security Council, expressed confidence that these countries will contribute and further promote the work of the UN.
For the second time in history, Vietnam has become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Vietnam secured 192 out of a total of 193 votes, a record high number of votes. A candidate must secure at least two-thirds of all votes for a non-permanent seat in the council.
Vietnam was a non-permanent member for the 2008-2009 term, and acted as the council’s president in July 2008 and October 2009.
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