Denmark launches its bid for seat on the UN Security Council, 2025-26

Published 10-11-2022

Her Royal Highness of Denmark Crown Princess Mary, together with the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jeppe Kofod, and the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Nordic Cooperation, Flemming Møller Mortensen, has launched Denmark’s candidature for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2025-26. The launch took place in New York at a reception held in conjunction with the 77th opening of the United Nations General Assembly.

In her opening remarks, her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary stated:

“Advancing peace, human rights, international law and social progress through partnership, dialogue, and mutual respect – this is the spirit of cooperation that brought Denmark to the UN in 1945 and ever since. And this is the spirit of cooperation that Denmark endeavours to bring to the Security Council in 2025-26.”

Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jeppe Kofod, states:

“I have been looking forward to this day for a long time. With today’s launch, we initiate a campaign to secure Denmark a seat in the most powerful organ of the world. International cooperation is characterized by numerous crises these days, yet a seat in the Security Council remains one of the most important foreign policy platforms for a small country such as Denmark. We are running for a seat on the Security Council with a desire to serve as a bridge builder and be a strong voice for the international rules-based order. We want to do our part to contribute to international peace and security. And we are convinced that we can make a difference and help to make the UN even stronger.”


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Peter Krause
S:Head of Office, IPC