The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is seeking election for non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period of 2019-2020, at elections to be held in New York, June 2018. This candidature is timely given the fact that Indonesia last became a member of the Council in 2007-2008.
Indonesia have been consistently contributing to the efforts of achieving the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter in maintaining international peace and security. Indonesia also have been participating actively in the programmes and activities of the United Nations in the social, economic and humanitarian fields, and in countless endeavors to promote and strengthen international peace and security.
During its membership to the United Nations Security Council in previous years, particularly in 2007-2008, Indonesia played its role as a moderating voice and as a bridge and consensus builder among the members of the Security Council and broader United Nations Member States on the issues under the purview of the Security Council.
Indonesia accords very high importance to the cause of United Nations peacekeeping, and has actively participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations since 1957. Currently, there are around 2,700 Indonesian military and police personnel participating in ten United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (ranks number 9), and Indonesia is keen to enhance its participation further by increasing the number of its personnel up to 4,000 peacekeepers by 2019.
On the topic of United Nations Security Council reform, Indonesia fully supports a more democratic, representative, and effective Security Council that reflects the current world realities and all regions equitably, as part of the broader United Nations reform.