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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

PBBM makes strong pitch for PH’s UN security council bid

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday called on member states of the United Nations to support the country’s candidature to the UN Security Council for the term 2027-2028.

Marcos made the call in a speech at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), citing the Philippines’ success in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

“The peace that we have forged after many decades of conflict among warring factions and clansmen demonstrates that unity is possible even in the most trying circumstances,” said Marcos.

A credible and solid foundation for self-government, Marcos said, was a result of inclusive dialogue involving all stakeholders, including women, youth, faith leaders, and civil society.

The Philippines takes the same approach in Asia, the chief executive added, noting that the Philippines builds partnerships for peace and development through dialogue, including through inter-faith and inter-religious dialogue, especially through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

“In the face of great diversity, we believe that partnerships form the bridge to unite all of us in promoting peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region,” added Marcos.

Marcos also raised the need to create a reformed and more inclusive security council and an empowered general assembly that can hold the council to account.

He likewise cited the importance of equipping nations, especially developing countries, with the tools needed to “navigate the uncharted waters of this century.” (PND)