Estonians hope that the nomination for the first time in stories of our candidacy for a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021 will be crowned with success,said the president at the UN General Assembly.
She recalled that Estonia gained the independence of 26 years ago and already for 22 years has been participating in UN peacekeeping activities, helping other countries.
As a small country, we care about all those who are vulnerable; as a digital society, we are a story of hope, a story of rapid transformation. From a poor country recovering from occupation, Estonia has become a country capable of providing its citizens and contributing to international cooperation,Kaljulaid emphasized.
Estonia has been a UN member since 1991 and wants to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021, which will allow the republic to play a big role in solving important security issues. Elections for non-permanent members will be held in 2019.