In Praise of Competitive UN Elections
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Valentin Rybakov, permanent representative of Belarus to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security, New York, US, March 31, 2023.
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Next month’s United Nations Security Council elections show why competition is important.
UN votes for seats on important bodies like the Security Council and Human Rights Council often make a mockery of the word “election.” They typically have little or no competition, ensuring victory for even the least-qualified candidates.
On June 6, the 193-nation General Assembly is scheduled to elect five members to the Security Council for 2023-2024. Delegations get to choose between Slovenia and Belarus for one …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch