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.

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Norway for the UN Security Council 2021-2022

With a small country perspective, history of speaking with an independent voice and decade long experience in peace and mediation efforts, Norway wants to contribute to international peace and security through a seat on the Council. Watch Prime Minister Erna Solberg present Norway’s candidacy.

The Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs taking part in the UN discussions. Credit: Ragnhild Simenstad, MFA

Norway seeking seat on the UN Security Council

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 for long been a strong supporter, both financially and politically, of the UN’s work to promote peace, development and human rights.

Norway for the UNSC: Consistent partner. Common future.

Norway's priorities

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.

Costs related to the campaign

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.

Facts about the UN Security Council election

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.

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