MALAYSIA AND THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL:
Malaysia marked the end of its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council with a reception at its Permanent Mission to the UN in New York on 22 December 2016. The reception, hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman, was held to express Malaysia’s appreciation to the other members of the Security Council and the wider UN membership for their cooperation, the UN Secretariat for their assistance, and civil society for their general contribution to Malaysia’s tenure.
The cooperation rendered by all quarters had facilitated Malaysia’s work on the Council. During the past two years (2015-2016), Malaysia saw the implementation of several important initiatives, including on the protection of children from abduction in situations of armed conflict, which Malaysia chaired at the Council; non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-state actors; the question of Palestine; peace building in post-conflict countries; and the multiplier effects of climate change on international peace and security. Malaysia is gratified that the initiatives received overwhelming support from everyone both within and outside the UN machinery.
The reception was well attended, with Malaysian cuisine as an additional draw for the multinational guests.
23 DECEMBER 2016