MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia will be seeking a slot in the United Nations Security Council, president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has confirmed.
According to President Farmaajo, the country is positioning itself for a two-year non-permanent membership of the council in a bid to contribute in setting the agenda for global peace and stability
Somalia is ready to declare its candidacy for election to the United Nations (UN) Security Council as a non-permanent member for a two-year term that begins in 2023,” Farmaajo said.
President Farmaajo also announced that Somalia is also seeking to be elected to the 15-member African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC).
The 15 PSC slots are shared on the principle of equitable regional representation with three seats allocated to Central African countries, three to East African States, two set aside for Northern Africa, three for Southern Africa, and four shared among Western African nations.
The council is established under Article 7 of the AU Protocol with the core mandate of prevention of conflicts that may lead to crimes against humanity, and undertaking peace-making, peace-building and peace-support missions.