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Belgium candidate for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2019-2020

“Fostering Consensus, Acting for Peace”

The Kingdom of Belgium is a candidate for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2019 – 2020. If elected, Belgium wants to serve the common interest, under the motto “Fostering Consensus, Acting for Peace”, in accordance with our long commitment within the UN, of which Belgium is a founding member.

Belgium also participated in a large number of the 71 UN peace missions since 1948. Also in the period 2007-2014, under former Minister of Defense Pieter De Crem, many Belgian soldiers have contributed to UN peace missions all over the world, including in Lebanon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Furthermore, Belgium fully invests in strengthening the UN capacities in the fields of mediation, peace building, and the fight against impunity. In this way, we want to contribute to a just and sustainable world that is peaceful and safe and in which everyone can live in freedom and free from poverty.

The Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs devoted a website to the Belgian candidacy, that mentions who we are and what we stand for. All info can be found on

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