Pakistan, Somalia, Panama, Denmark, and Greece elected to UN security council for 2025-2026 term

Pakistan, Somalia, Panama, Denmark, and Greece were elected as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2025-2026. Their tenure will focus on international peace and security, reflecting diverse regional perspectives and priorities.

On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly elected Pakistan, Somalia, Panama, Denmark, and Greece as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for a two-year term. These countries will begin their term on January 1, 2025, and continue until December 31, 2026. This election marks a significant moment for these nations as they prepare to take on increased responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security.

The Security Council, consisting of 15 members, has the responsibility of upholding international peace and security. This body comprises five permanent members with veto power—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—alongside ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms. The five newly elected members will join the Council at a time of significant global challenges, including conflicts, climate change, and geopolitical tensions.

For Pakistan, this election represents an opportunity to play a crucial role on the global stage. This will be Pakistan’s eighth term on the Security Council, reflecting its commitment to contributing to international peacekeeping and security efforts. Pakistan has been an active participant in UN peacekeeping missions, and its election to the Council underscores its desire to continue supporting peace and stability worldwide. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, emphasized that the country aims to promote conflict resolution and dialogue during its tenure.

Somalia’s election to the Security Council marks its first term, signifying a historic moment for the country. This is a significant achievement for Somalia, which has faced decades of internal conflict and instability. Somalia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abukar Osman, expressed that the country is committed to contributing to peace and security, particularly in Africa and the wider world.

Panama will also serve on the Council for the first time, bringing a focus on issues such as climate change, sustainable development, and regional security in Latin America. Panama’s Ambassador to the UN, Markova Concepción, highlighted that the country intends to advocate for international cooperation and collective action to address global challenges. Panama’s strategic location and role as a major maritime hub add a unique perspective to the Council’s deliberations.

Denmark’s election is seen as an opportunity for the country to promote human rights, democracy, and sustainable development on the international stage. This will be Denmark’s fifth term on the Security Council. The Danish Ambassador to the UN, Martin Bille Hermann, stressed that Denmark aims to support multilateralism and work towards a rules-based international order. Denmark’s priorities include addressing climate change and supporting conflict resolution efforts.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stated that Greece plans to focus on issues such as regional stability, maritime security, and the promotion of international law. Greece’s strategic location in the Mediterranean and its experience in addressing regional conflicts make it a valuable member of the Council.

The election of these five countries highlights the diverse perspectives and priorities they bring to the Security Council. As non-permanent members, they will have the opportunity to influence critical decisions on international peace and security, contribute to conflict resolution efforts, and promote global cooperation.