UN Headquarters, 28 June 2016. The General Assembly has just elected Ethiopia as new non-permanent member of the Security Council for a two-year term starting on 1 January 2017. A delegate congratulates Ethiopia's UN Ambassador Tekeda Alemu. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

Ethiopia in the UNSC 2017-18: openings and catches

Ethiopia should seek to promote a stronger African Union, during its two-year term in the United Nations Security Council, NAI researchers suggest in a new policy note.

On 1 January, Ethiopia was installed as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a period of two years (2017-2018). In a new policy note, NAI-researchers Atakilte Beyene and Victor Adetula give recommendations on how Ethiopia can promote the interests of Africa in the United Nations.

“More cooperation between the UN and the African Union (AU) is desirable, and should be based on mutual respect. Some arrangement that gives AU the mandate to act, without seeking prior consent of the UN, would offer a better prospect for managing conflicts in Africa,” they suggest.

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