New global security challenges, beyond those with which the world has been traditionally occupied, have come to the fore.
Non-state actors, for example, have launched activities antithetical to peace and security; and states, not only so-called rogue states, have branched off into, or permitted, activities which undermine global peace and security.
The circumstances are thus propitious for a small-island state to seek a role at the United Nations’ Security Council as a non-permanent member.
Accordingly, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is poised to become the smallest country ever to sit on the Security Council, representing the 33-member states of GRULAC (the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean) for the years 2020 and 2021; the elections at the General Assembly of the United Nations take place in June 2019.
Our election to the Security Council would represent an extraordinary historical moment for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, all small states, and all humanity.