Pakistan becomes temporary member of UNSC for two years, raised issue of Kashmir stated its priority

Pakistan UNSC: Pakistan was elected as a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday. Pakistan’s term will begin on January 1, 2025 and it will remain a member of the UNSC for the next two years. Out of the 193-member General Assembly, Pakistan got 182 votes, which is much more than the required figure of 124 for a two-thirds majority.

On Thursday, apart from Pakistan, Denmark, Greece, Panama and Somalia were also elected as temporary members of the Security Council. United Nations General Assembly President Dennis Francis announced the new member countries. The newly elected member countries will replace Japan, Ecuador, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland. The membership of these countries is ending on 31 December 2024.

Pakistan will replace Japan, which holds the Asian seat, on January 1, 2025 and will become a temporary member of the UNSC for the eighth time. Pakistan has given information about Pakistan’s priorities and goals as a member of the 15-member council. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram said, the country’s selection will enhance Pakistan’s ability to promote the objectives and principles of the United Nations Charter.

When was Pakistan a member of the UNSC?
UN Ambassador Akram said that Pakistan will work together with other member countries to advance the common objectives of the Council. During this, he clarified that Pakistan will cooperate for the prevention of conflicts and their peaceful resolution in accordance with the United Nations Charter. Pakistan has previously been a member of the Security Council in the years 2012-13, 2003-04, 1993-94, 1983-84, 1976-77, 1968-69 and 1952-53. Now Pakistan is joining the UNSC at a time when there is turmoil all over the world.

What is Pakistan’s priority in UNSC
As soon as it was elected as a member of the Security Council, Pakistan has once again raised the issue of Kashmir. Munir Akram has listed his priorities in the United Nations. These include upholding the principle of self-determination for the people of Palestine and Kashmir, promoting peace and security in South Asia, promoting equitable solutions to security challenges in Africa, promoting normalization in Afghanistan and increasing the effectiveness of United Nations peacekeeping missions.

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