Togo's bid for a seat at the Security Council

12/07/2011
Togo's bid for a seat at the Security Council

As a country active on a continental scale, a major player in the UN with contingents of peacekeepers deployed in several countries in crisis, flawless contributor to the United Nations, Togo has its natural place in the Security Council.

Togo is a candidate for a non-permanent seat; the logical consequence of its international commitment.

The Security Council bears primary responsibility for maintaining world peace and international security. Its need for reform remains a major objective of the Togolese politics.

The Security Council must reflect the image of today's world, not the World of 1945. It is important to have representation in the South as permanent members.

The United Nations Millennium program provides the framework in which Togo can ensure that the situation in developing countries improves.

Togo is actively supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as poverty reduction, the fight against HIV / AIDS and the promotion of universal primary education by 2015.

Strengthening international law, defending human rights and protecting the global environment are other important elements of the UN policy of Togo.

For prevention and crisis management, protection of human rights, disarmament and the fight against climate change, in short all matters for the future of humanity, the international community can count on Togo.

The country had already served as a non-permanent member from 1982 to 1983.

Note: Since 1965 the Security Council has, in addition to its five permanent members, 10 non-permanent members elected for two years at two-thirds majority by the General Assembly of the United Nations and renewed by half every year.

Photo : President Faure Gnassingbe

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