Indo’s UN marsec push

Indonesia has won a seat at the UN’s top body. Time to make good use of this chance to advance maritime security.

Indonesia’s Chance to Advocate Maritime Security Issues on the Security Council

By Pandu Utama Manggala

At the United Nations (UN) Plenary Meeting on June 8, 2018, Indonesia managed to get 144 votes from 190 countries, securing a non-permanent seat on the Security Council (UNSC). This will be the fourth term for Indonesia representing the Asia Pacific group at the UN’s most powerful body (it previously sat on the UNSC in 1973-1974, 1995-1996, and 2007-2008).

Winning a seat on the Security Council is indeed a testament of diplomatic achievements for many countries, as gives more impetus in voicing issues related to international peace and security.

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