New Zealand is a candidate
for election to the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term from January 2015 until
December 2016



About the election

New Zealand is one of three countries in the Western European and Others electoral group (WEOG) that will seek election to two seats on the UN Security Council. The elections will be held in New York at the UN General Assembly in October 2014. In 2015, it will be 21 years since New Zealand last served on the UN Security Council .

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Information about our campaign

News and features

New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release
The United Nations Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works. The handbook summarises all UN organisations and provides essential information about their aims, structures, and membership. Read more | 10 September 2014
During the September conference, 297 partnerships between governments, businesses, civil society and UN entities were announced. Read more

Other news and features

New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16 | Prime Minister's media release |
17 October 2014
3 October 2014 | Article - NZ Herald
29 September 2014 | Speech

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New Zealand Statements at the UN

Speech by Dr Penelope Ridings, International Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | 30 October 2014 |
Ambassador Phillip Taula, Deputy Permanent Representative , New Zealand Permanent Mission | 29 October 2014 |
Statement by Ambassador Phillip Taula, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of New Zealand to the United Nations | 23 October 2014 |

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