In an interview with Ahmed Gamal of the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Lana Nusseibeh, affirmed that the UAE – as a dynamic and forward-looking country – believes that it has a lot to offer to the UN Security Council and to the entire multilateral system.

On Friday June 11, the United Nations General Assembly will elect five new non-permanent members of the Security Council for the period 2022-2023, with the UAE running for the seat of the Asia-Pacific Group.

The Ambassador shared her vision for the UAE’s time on the Council, “We will continue employing a multilateral approach to our work and collaborating with other members, relevant stakeholders, and those on the ground to resolve global challenges threatening peace and security.”

She added, “in this regard, we will prioritize advancing inclusion and the fostering of diverse, tolerant societies; building resilience on issues like climate change and global health; spurring innovation by bringing nations together to take advantage of the opportunities created by new technology; and working towards peace by continuing the UAE’s tradition of mediating between parties in conflict, de-escalating tensions, and achieving inclusive political solutions to resolve conflicts.”

For the full interview and more on the UAE’s candidacy, visit the Emirates News Agency site.