New Zealand is a candidate for election to the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term from January 2015 until December 2016.
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.
New Zealand Statements at the UN
United Nations Security Council - Arria Formula Meeting on the Security Dimensions Of Climate Change
Statement by Stephanie Lee Chargé D’Affaires A.I. | 15 February
United Nations Security Council - Open debate | Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
Statement by Stephanie Lee Chargé D’Affaires A.I. | 12 February
United Nations Peacekeeping - A Multidimensional Approach
Statement by H.E. Jim McLay, Ambassador and Permanent Representative | 21 January
News and Features
The UN Security Council: What is in it for New Zealand?
By Colin Keating | 18 May 2013
Presentation to the United Nations Association of NZ 2013 National Conference, Wellington
Minister McCully welcomes UN approval of Arms Trade Treaty
www.beehive.govt.nz release | 3 April 2013
Small States at the United Nations: Taking Our Place at the Global Governance Table
by H.E. Jim McLay, Ambassador and Permanent Representative - Address to the Forum of Small States | 14 March 2013