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 | 28 February 2014
UN SIDS 2014 is a significant and high-profile event in the UN calendar, a conference for all UN Member States (not simply for SIDS). It is being hosted by the Government of Samoa and will be held in Apia from 1-4 September 2014 (with 28-30 August set aside for ‘activities related to the conference’). Read more | 28 January 2014
The African Union Handbook 2014 is a comprehensive guide to the AU system and how it works. The handbook summarises all AU organisations and provides essential information about their aims, structures, and membership. Read more
The United Nations Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works. This year's 51st edition is available as a mobile app for the first time as well as in hardcopy and PDF formats. Read more

Other news and features

Briefing by Colin Keating to United Nations Security Council | 16 April 2014 | 7 April 2014
Minister of Foreign Affairs | Media release | 12 July 2013

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New Zealand Statements at the UN

Statement delivered by The Honourable Tariana Turia Minister for Disability Issues and Whanau Ora | 10 June 2014 |
Statement by Ambassador Jim McLay, Permanent Representative of New Zealand | 9 June 2014 |

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