Argentina UN Security Council non permanent member starting January 2013
Argentina received support across Latin America and the Caribbean to become the non-permanent representative for the region at the UN Security Summit for the 2013-2014 period the Foreign Ministry informed on Tuesday.
“The Republic of Argentina is committed to representing all of the relevant topics for the region and the Security Summit and its voice will be the voice of the people,” the Argentine government assured through a communiqué sent from the Foreign Ministry.
It continued to say that Argentina “received today the unanimous support of Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations, for the candidacy as a non-permanent member of the Security Council during the 2013-2014 period”
“President Cristina Fernández and the Argentine people thank all Latin American countries and the Caribbean for this acknowledgment,” the communiqué furthered.
Next Friday Foreign minister Hector Timerman is scheduled to meet with Latin American ambassadors to define policies to follow.
“All UN members can trust that the defence of peace, security, sovereignty and the end of colonialism will count with a country, Argentina that is an in-fatigable defender of the multilateral organization’s fundamental rights”, said the release.
The election of the 10 non-permanent state members for the UN Security Summit will take place in October, tying in with the 67th General UN Assembly.
“Argentina is the only candidate to occupy the Caribbean and Latin American region”, points out the communiqué.
The UN Security Council has five permanent members: US, China, Russia, UK and France with the ten non permanent members rotating every two years and are chosen in representation of the world’s different regions.
Current members are Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa whose periods are up at the end of 2012. Argentina replaces Colombia. The other five non permanent members will remain in their posts until the end of 2013 and include Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo.