Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is now the endorsed candidate of the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council for the term 2020/2021.
The elections are scheduled to be held in June 2019.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves speaking on WEFM’s Shakeup Program last Friday November 30, 2018, said that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will require 2/3 of the votes in the General Assembly of the United Nations to successfully win its bid in the vote next year, and the GRULAC endorsement will go a long way towards achieving this country’s objective.
As a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be addressing issues of peace and international order.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has already endorsed St. Vincent and the Grenadines candidacy to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Prime Minister Gonsalves had stated previously that if successful, St. Vincent and the Grenadines would be the smallest country ever to be elected to sit on the UN Security Council and the first CARICOM Country in over 20 years to do so.
The other CARICOM countries were Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.