Norway for the UN Security Council 2021-2022
Norway is a candidate for a seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2021-2022. The election will take place in the UN General Assembly on 17 June 2020. Norway submitted its candidacy in 2007.
Norway elected to the UN Security Council
Norway is elected as a member of the UN Security Council for the period 2021–2022. ‘The world needs more international cooperation to promote peace and security. We will make use of our seat on the Security Council to strengthen this work,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 'The result of the election shows that Norway enjoys broad confidence within the international community', said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Norway seeking seat on UN Security Council in 2021-2022
Many of the challenges the world is now facing can only be addressed through cooperation with other countries. The UN is the most important forum for international cooperation. Norway has been a strong supporter, both financially and politically, of the UN’s work to promote peace, development and human rights since the organisation was established.
Norway’s commitment to the UN has deep roots, and if elected as a member of the UN Security Council, Norway will make use of its 20 years’ experience of peace diplomacy to strengthen the Council’s conflict prevention and resolution efforts.
The costs directly related to Norway’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council amounted to NOK 17 million (USD 1,7 million) in 2019.
The UN Security Council has 15 members: five permanent members (China, France, Russia, the UK and the US) and ten non-permanent members, which are elected by the UN General Assembly for a term of two years.