Gabon to chair UN Security Council from October 6
Gabon will assume from October 6 the chairmanship of the UN Security Council and seeks to propose approaches to address current crises that have engulfed the world.
The central African country will take charge of the Security Council on the basis of the alphabetical order adopted by global organization to appoint member States. Ali Bongo Ondimba, leader of the central African country speaking at the UN General Assembly on September 22 said that Gabon will use its role to make sure that Africa’s aspirations are taken into account.
“This is particularly true for the Security Council, where Africa’s role must be consolidated. Africa has been patient, and we believe it is time,” Gabonese leader said.
“Gabon, which has never experienced armed conflict, will continue to advocate and favor dialogue and negotiation over confrontation. In this spirit, I reiterate my country’s solemn appeal to all members of the international community to respect our common commitments to ensure peace, security and dignity for the peoples of the world,” he added.
Gabon’s chairmanship is for the month of October. Ghana will assume the role in November.