Bahamas Wants Seat on U.N. Security Council

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas is seeking to become the third Caribbean community (CARICOM) country to be elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

St.Vincent and the Grenadines last month became the smallest island ever to be elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council after defeating El Salvador. Jamaica was the first CARICOM country elected to the position.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said that Nassau had supported St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the single, non-permanent seat open to the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) for the biennium 2020-2021.

“The Bahamas has put forward its bid for membership on the Security Council for the biennium 2032-2033, election for which would be in 2031,” the statement noted.

“A seat on the Security Council is one of the most sought after U.N. bodies, and 2032 is the first available opportunity for The Bahamas to seek the seat for the GRULAC region. The Government of The Bahamas will call on the Bahamian public and the international community for support at the appropriate time,” the ministry added.