UAE can add a lot to the UN Security Council
Recently, the United Arab Emirates was one of five nations chosen to serve on the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term starting next year, placing the nation at the very heart of world affairs. Along with Brazil, Albania, Gabon and Ghana, the United Arab Emirates will now be at the main decision-making table in the world, at the heart of making the ideals of peace and international cooperation flourish in these difficult times.
The structure of the Security Council allows the five permanent members – the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China to exercise veto rights on any subject, but the presence of 10 others Nations elected for a two-year term ensures balance and perspective at the table, allowing for the expression of divergent and divergent opinions and the exchange of views.
The election of the United Arab Emirates is a reminder of the good reputation this nation enjoys as a force of moderation and tolerance. In regional affairs, this nation has a proven track record of opposing those who deviate from accepted and expected norms in international affairs.
Role of UAE in moderation and international assistance
The leaders of this nation have always advocated moderation and international aid, lending a hand to affected nations and peoples in times of need. Since the very founding of the United Arab Emirates almost five decades ago, our homeland has championed peace and stability, helping others and playing a leading role in resolving disputes.
The United Nations itself is an organization that now has a leading and essential role to play in ensuring that the people of this planet are protected and safe. Given the events of the coronavirus pandemic, the need for vaccine equality, and the need to rebuild the economy and societies shattered by COVID-19, the two-year tenure in which the UAE is will engage soon is indeed critical. It simply couldn’t join the key global decision-making body at a more critical time in its 80-year history.
The leaders of this nation over the past five decades have acted prudently and generously, always enthusiastic and active supporters in moral and monetary terms for the disparate parties that together lead the global work of the United Nations. Now at the table there is recognition for the many years of service provided by this government, its agencies and its person. It is a remarkable honor, well deserved. And yes, we should all be very proud.