Ireland on the UN Security Council 2021 - 2022

Ireland served on the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 term.

Our two-year term was underpinned by three core principles:

  1. Building peace, including strengthening UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding globally
  2. Strengthening conflict prevention, by addressing factors that drive conflict
  3. Ensuring accountability, working to end impunity for those responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Ireland has lived up to its pledge to be an inclusive, ambitious, and responsive Security Council member. Measuring our performance on the Council by our core principles and our values, here are critical examples where Ireland made a real difference.

"We can be very proud of how we have worked together, across the department and network, and what we have achieved.

Ireland has had a really positive impact on the work of the Security Council, and I would like to thank colleagues for their important contribution."

UN Director, Elizabeth McCullough

Country and thematic issues

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Security Council 2021 - 2022

Membership of the United Nations has been central to Ireland’s foreign policy since we became a member in 1955.

This has been Ireland’s fourth term on the Security Council, having previously served in 1961, 1981-1982, and 2001-2002.

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Ireland’s Security Council priorities

Read more detail about Ireland's priorities and impact in these areas.