Candidate For The United Nations Security Council For The Term 2015-2016

Rotterdam Başkonsolosluğu 27.05.2013

Turkey is a candidate to one of the two non-permanent seats allocated to the Western European States and Others Group (WEOG) at the United Nations Security Council for the term 2015-2016. The elections for this term will be held during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in 2014.

Turkey’s pursuit of membership in the Security Council is based on its unwavering commitment to the goals and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.

Turkey believes that it will provide significant added value to global peace and security in the current era of critical and rapid change in international affairs. The developments in the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin have further increased Turkey’s responsibilities regarding international peace, stability and security.

As a founding member of the United Nations, Turkey plays an active and constructive role in a wide spectrum of issues on the UN agenda.

Turkey has been actively contributing to the efforts for the preservation of peace and stability at the regional and international levels. Turkey now stands out as an important troop and police contributing country. Over the years, Turkey’s contributions to international peacekeeping missions extended beyond its immediate vicinity like the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East, to more distant geographies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Turkey also launched a process on peacebuilding during its tenure in the Security Council during 2009-2010, complemented by “retreats” of the Council in Istanbul in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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