Pakistan is currently serving as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the two year term 2012-2013. Pakistan has previously been member of the Security Council on six occasions in 1952-1953, 1968-1969, 1976-1977, 1983-1984, 1993-1994 and 2003-2004.
Pakistan considers multilateralism and the United Nations the best means of addressing the global challenges of today. Pakistan is fully committed to the purposes and principles enshrined in the UN Charter.
Pakistan brings to the Security Council a wealth of experience and expertise on issues of international peace and security including conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building. This forms the basis of Pakistanís strong record of effective and productive engagement with the United Nations over the years. Pakistan is an ardent advocate of the pacific settlement of disputes.
As a leading Troop Contributing Country, Pakistan has given its share of blood and sweat in all parts of the world - from Latin America to Europe to Africa to Asia. Spanning over five decades, 144,711 Pakistani peacekeepers have served in 23 countries and 41 peacekeeping missions. Since 1995, Pakistan has on the average provided for nearly 10% of all UN blue helmets. 132 Pakistani peacekeepers have laid down their lives in the cause of peace.
Pakistan has a vital interest in the success of Security Councilís efforts in the situations on its agenda.
Pakistan seeks to contribute constructively to the Security Council's discussions and actions on the range of issues - from Africa to the Middle East to Central Europe to Latin America as well the thematic issues.
The Councilís agenda continues to evolve in response to the rapid and often unpredictable changes in different parts of the world. In the face of such developments, the Council is judged on the basis of its ability to act decisively and effectively.
Pakistan works with other Council members to deal with the existing and emerging issues of international peace and security in an effective, efficient and credible manner on the basis of consensus and concerted collective actions.
Pakistan strives for open, transparent and inclusive consultations and decision making in the Security Council.
As an elected member, Pakistan brings to the Council the aspirations of the general membership, developing countries, the OIC and South Asia. Pakistan has an abiding and historic commitment towards Africa and the developing world.
As a founding member, Pakistan has also actively contributed to the work of the Peacebuilding Commission.