South Africa’s agenda at the United Nations Security Council

South Africa will be serving as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the third time this year.

More than 180 countries voted for SA at the UN General Assembly in June of 2018, unopposed by any other African country, reports Cape talk. South Africa has pledged to use its position in the Security Council to promote peace and stability in Africa.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu said that South Africa looks forward to pushing the African agenda and the development of peace and security.

South Africa has already met with all the permanent members of the UN Security Council in order to outline its intentions and also to cooperate on some major international security issues.

Some of the main goals South African government in the UNSC include tackling the illegal proliferation of arms in Africa and the vulnerability of women and children in wars and conflict areas.


By Mokgethi Mtezuka

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