Canada to bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced Canada’s candidacy for election to the United Nations (UN) Security Council as a non-permanent member for a two-year term that begins in 2021.

Canada is committed to playing a positive and constructive role in the world in order to advance Canadian interests and make meaningful contributions to solving global challenges.

Justin Trudeau speaks at the U.N. today
Justin Trudeau speaks at the U.N.

The Prime Minister made the announcement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. “We are determined to help the U.N. make greater strides in support of its goals for all humanity,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The United Nations remains a principal forum for pursuing Canada’s international objectives – including the promotion of democracy, inclusive governance, human rights, development, and international peace and security.

Moving forward, Canada will continue to strengthen its relationship with the United Nations and will expand its contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security. A peaceful world is also a safer and more prosperous world for Canada.  There are 15 members of the Security Council including 10 non-permanent members.