Denmark has kickstarted a campaign to win a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the year 2025-26. Participating in this campaign Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, and Minister for Development Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen shared their views on Denmark’s candidature to join the high tables of the United Nations.
“Denmark is running for a seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2025-26. We Stand ready to serve. We want to do our part to make the world more secure, more peaceful, and more equal. We live in complex and uncertain times, (with the world facing) climate change poverty, pandemics, aggression against peaceful states, and a lack of basic human rights and inequality,” said Frederiksen.
“The Kingdom of Denmark is a long-standing champion of the United Nations. We strongly believe in the principle and aspirations of the UN Charter. As a founding member Denmark, has contributed to all parts of the UN since 1945. Always striving to work as a bridge builder and a loyal partner to both fellow member states and the UN system,” said Kofod.
“Formed on a strong, egalitarian tradition the international engagement of Denmark is formed on the basis of solidarity and the Quest for equality. As one of the very few countries, Denmark has met the 0.7% UN target for development assistance. We have done so consistently for more than 40 years and we are a major humanitarian donor ensuring humanitarian relief in protracted crises and when disasters strike,” said Mortensen.
Ban Ki-Moon, Former UN Secretary-General once said “Simply put Denmark delivers,” while praising the important role that Denmark plays in humanitarian assistance.
“It is an honor and a great privilege to be a member of the UN Security Council. If elected Denmark will be a respectful and tireless partner. We will listen and we will work for common solutions. We hope to have your support. And that Denmark will once again be able to take on this important responsibility,” added Frederiksen.
Denmark has served the UN Security Council for the period 2005-06. Denmark has also been a member of the Security Council for the period 1953-54, 1967-68, and 1985-86.