Sunday, 22 September 2019


Greece is currently candidate to the following posts in international organizations and bodies:

1. UN Human Rights Council

Candidature of Greece for the period 2019-2021

Elections: 71st Session Of The Un General Assembly (New York, November 2016)

Greece has submitted its candidature for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the period 2019-2021, at the elections to be held during the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, in New York, in November 2016.

Greece fervently supported the creation of an effective and efficient Human Rights Council, equipped with a strong mandate.

Greece, through its foreign and development policies, seeks to provide practical support in the promotion of the full range of human rights and will continue to strive for their enhanced promotion and protection, and for further co-operation on human rights among all M-S of the United Nations and across the United Nations system as a whole.

2.   UN Security Council

Candidature of Greece as a non-permanent member for 2025-2026

Elections: 79th Session of the UN GA, New York, 2024

Greece having been among the countries with the fewest participations in the Security Council and having admittedly had a successful tenure during the past biennium, has decided to present its candidacy as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2025-2026.

Greece had previously held this post in 1952-1953 and, more recently, in 2005-2006.

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