Nigeria is for the 5th time occupying her non-permanent seat at United Nations Security Council for a two-year term (2014-2015).
Nigeria was elected into the seat in October 16, 2013 after polling a total votes 186 out of 193. The UN Security Council has five permanent members comprising China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as 10 non-permanent member nations, which are elected for two years by the 193 members of the UN General Assembly.
Speaking on the election, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Professor Joy Ogwu said Nigeria would promote preventive diplomacy for peace, as a fulcrum of its agenda.
She pointed out that Nigeria was driven by a deep-seated aspiration to deal with issues of peace, security and development, not only in Africa but throughout the world.
“So to this effect, we will work assiduously with all members of the Security Council to represent all other member states and to fulfil the renewed mandate that we have received today,” Ogwu said.
Abena Mememuraye with Agency reports