Maldives to run for seats of two UN principal organs

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Maldives government decides to put forward candidatures for membership as a non-permanent member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council for the term 2023 to 2024.

Additionally, Maldives will run for the membership of the UN Economic and Social Council for the term 2027 to 2029.

If Maldives land seats at both councils, this would be the first time Maldives becomes a member of both principal organs of the UN.

This decision stems from Maldives government’s commitment “towards strong international engagement in the multilateral arena, as a responsible member of the international community”. Earlier in 2018, Maldives successfully competed for the elections to the Presidency of the seventy-sixth session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), and the UN Human Rights Council for the term 2023 to 2025.

The UN Security Council is the principal organ of the global organization, mandated with the “maintenance of international peace and security”. It is also the highest decision-making body in the international system.

The Economic and Social Council, the other principal organ of the UN, is mandated “with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” and the coordination and policy review of economic, social and environmental matters.

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