GUY | Jun 7, 2023

Guyana elected a non-permanent member of UN Security Council

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President of Guyana, Irfaan Ali.. (Photo: Department of Public Information)

Guyana was on Tuesday (June 6) elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2024–2025.

President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali in a statement on Tuesday (June 6) says he is honoured and humbled by the confidence that has been expressed by the international community in electing Guyana to this important position of responsibility on the global stage.

“Guyana has now been accorded the opportunity to serve on the Security Council, which is charged under the UN Charter with the responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It is a responsibility that we will assume with utmost seriousness and dedication, mindful of the complex and challenging times in which we live, ” Ali said.

He further noted that the theme of Guyana’s candidacy ‘Partnering for Peace and Prosperity” serves as a guide to Guyana’s approach to service on the Security Council.

“We intend to be a constructive and engaged partner with the members of the Council and the wider international community in the search for solutions to the myriad of momentous challenges that beset our human family,”

Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali

Guyana’s president thanked the Member States of the United Nations for the support extended to Guyana’s candidature, the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the country’s Permanent Representative and her team at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York for their efforts in advancing the country’s candidature.

The Government of Guyana says it looks forward to continuing the nation’s contribution to the strengthening of multilateralism and the rule of International Law, to the promotion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and respect for international law both for Guyanese and people across the globe.


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