Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June).
The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018. This renewed candidature (we were last a member of the Security Council in 2011/12) is a demonstration of our political will to make an active contribution to peace and security in the face of all the challenges which the Security Council has to address.
Our renewed membership would underscore our position and our weight in the United Nations.