Caricom celebrates election of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in UN

(TELESUR) – The Caribbean Community ( Caricom ) celebrated the election of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as a non-permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nations ( UN ).

Speaking to journalists, Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque expressed his confidence that the Caribbean State will have the opportunity to contribute new perspectives to threats to international security and peace.

“I congratulate the Prime Minister (Ralph) Gonsalves and his team and the diplomats of our member states for this successful candidacy of a Caricom candidate,” said LaRocque.

The General Assembly of the United Nations elected last Friday Estonia, Nigeria, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam as non-permanent members of the Security Council, which they will replace on January 1, and for a term of two years, to Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines became the smallest state that has so far agreed to the highest executive body of the UN.

The Prime Minister of the Caribbean State, Ralph Gonsalves, told the press that the election of his nation, of around 110 thousand inhabitants, is a “historic occasion”.

Gonsalves undertook to defend peace and the means of dialogue during the period that he exercises his mandate.

Each year, five countries are elected to occupy, for two years, the non-permanent seats of the Security Council, which is composed of 15 members (five permanent: China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Russia, and ten non-permanent). .