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UN Recognizes Pakistan’s Commitment to Peace, Elects as Non-Permanent UNSC Member

Pakistan, in a momentous diplomatic achievement, has secured a position as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2025-2026 term. This marks the eighth time that Pakistan has been elected to this prestigious position, reflecting the international community’s trust in Pakistan’s commitment to peace and security.

The election took place in the UN General Assembly, where Pakistan received an overwhelming majority of votes. This achievement is a testament to Pakistan’s active diplomacy and its strong legacy of contributions towards maintaining international peace and security. Pakistan’s election to the UNSC is also a recognition of its strict adherence to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

As a non-permanent member of the UNSC, Pakistan will have the opportunity to play a more active role in resolving global crises and maintaining international peace and security. Pakistan has pledged to remain committed to pursuing a just and peaceful resolution of outstanding and ongoing disputes. It has also vowed to oppose the resort to unilateral and illegal use or threat of use of force.

In addition to its commitment to peace and security, Pakistan will also focus on combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. It will support effective UN peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and peacebuilding efforts. Pakistan’s election to the UNSC comes at a critical time when the world is grappling with numerous challenges, including conflicts, terrorism, and economic downfall.

Pakistan’s term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC will begin on January 1, 2025. It will join other newly elected non-permanent members, including Somalia, Panama, Denmark, and Greece. The five permanent members of the UNSC, each wielding veto power, are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The UNSC is one of the six main organs of the UN and is charged with maintaining international peace and security. It has 15 members, five of which are permanent and have veto power. The other ten members are elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly. As a non-permanent member, Pakistan will not have veto power, but it will be able to participate in the Council’s decisions and contribute to its work.

Pakistan’s election to the UNSC is a recognition of its commitment to the principles and purposes of the UN, particularly in the area of peace and security. Pakistan has a long history of contributing to UN peacekeeping missions, having been one of the largest contributors of troops and police for decades. It has participated in peacekeeping missions in various parts of the world, including Congo, Liberia, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Western Sahara, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Kosovo, Georgia, East Timor, and Haiti.

In its upcoming term, Pakistan has pledged to remain committed to pursuing a just and peaceful resolution of outstanding and ongoing disputes. This is in line with the principles of the UN Charter, which emphasizes the peaceful settlement of disputes and the prohibition of the threat or use of force. Pakistan has also vowed to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, a commitment that is particularly relevant in today’s world where terrorism poses a significant threat to international peace and security.

Furthermore, Pakistan will support effective UN peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and peacebuilding efforts. These are crucial tasks of the UNSC, and Pakistan’s experience and expertise in these areas will be valuable. Pakistan’s role in the UNSC will also involve contributing effectively towards the resolution of regional and global crises.

Pakistan’s election to the UNSC is a significant achievement for the country and a recognition of its contributions to international peace and security. It is also a testament to the effectiveness of Pakistan’s diplomacy and its commitment to the principles of the United Nations.

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