Wednesday, 17 July 2019 | 17:33 WIB

Indonesia Ready for Being Nominated as UN Security Council Member

United Nations symbol.

JAKARTA, NNC - The Government of Indonesia is ready for the nomination of Indonesia in the election of UN Security Council (DK PBB) members of period 2019-2020.

Related to this, Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi attended the Diplomatic Reception of Indonesia's candidacy ahead of the election of UNSC members at United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.

As quoted by Antara, Minister Retno in her speech assured the ambassadors and diplomats of friendly countries about Indonesia's commitment as a true partner of world peace in contributing to the peace and stability of the world.

"As a candidate for Non-Permanent Members of the UN Security Council, Indonesia will meet the expectations and views of countries if elected as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, and become bridge-builders in realizing the ideals of peace and prosperity of the world," said Foreign Minister Retno on Wednesday (6/6/2018).

She conveyed that Indonesia is running for a member of the UN Security Council because it has a good track record. Indonesia's track record for global peace, humanity and prosperity can be seen from the many actions and contributions that have been built in decades.

In the event at the UN Headquarters, the ambassadors and UN delegates used batik shawls for the Indonesian Diplomatic Candidate Reception event on the UNSC.

To win the UNSC seat through the election process at the UN General Assembly on June 8, 2018, Indonesia will compete with the Maldives and must get support from at least 2/3 UN members.

If elected, Indonesia will officially fill the seats as of January 1, 2019.

The Indonesian Campaign for UNSC has begun since its launch in 2016 in New York and has always carried Indonesia's priority to create a global peace and stability ecosystem, ensuring synergies between perpetuating peace and sustainable development agenda, and combating terrorism, radicalism and extremism.

Indonesia had previously been a Non-Permanent Member of the UN Security Council in the periods 1973-1974, 1995-1996, and 2007-2008.