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FA Min attends ceremony marking Peru's adhesion into UN Security Council


Canciller Ricardo Luna participa en ceremonia de incorporación del Perú al Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU.

16:17 | New York (U.S.), Jan. 2.

With the participation of Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Luna, Peru on Tuesday joined the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member.

The ceremony consisted of the flag installation for the elected non-permanent members of the aforementioned UN body.

Minister Luna indicated Peru will promote the implementation of the new "sustainable peace" approach to respond more coherently to new and changing global challenges in the area of peace and security.

This approach implies —among other things— addressing the root causes of conflicts before, during, and after they happen, with policies favorable to development and greater participation of women and young people.

All these issues will be part of the Council's presidency, which will be held by Peru next April.

Peru will also prioritize the protection of civilians and vulnerable groups such as children, women, ethnic minorities, migrants, and refugees, in different conflicts and humanitarian crises.

It will also seek to increase its participation in UN peace operations, to which it has contributed since 1958, as well as provide them with the resources and means necessary to allow greater efficiency and effectiveness in the field.

Peru officially began its mandate today as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2018-2019. Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, the Netherlands, and Poland also joined the Inca country.

The Security Council has 15 members, five of which are permanent and have the right to exercise veto in the adoption of its resolutions: The United States, China, France, the United Kingdom, and Russia.

As of today, Peru will also preside over the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) and the Working Group on International Tribunals.

"The appointment to lead the CTC, one of the main subsidiary bodies of the Council, reflects the experience and commitment of the country in the fight against terrorism," the Peruvian Foreign Ministry affirmed.

Peru was elected last June to become a UN Security Council non-permanent member with the support of 186 —out of 193— member states in an election held at the General Assembly. 

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Published: 1/2/2018