According to Inflation-hit Philippines joins world’s largest free trade pact RCEP | The Straits Times, Enrique Manalo, the Philippines' foreign secretary, has pleaded with the UN to support the country's application for the UN Security Council.
Manalo stated that the Philippines' candidacy for a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the year 2027–2028 demonstrates our great willingness to give the best of the Philippine diplomatic heritage. He cited the nation's peacebuilding and counterterrorism efforts.
Manalo spoke on behalf of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly on Saturday in New York City. He stated the Philippines relied on the assistance of all UN member nations in this respect.
The top diplomat for the nation emphasized the Philippines' commitment to UN Security Council resolutions and work on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao as examples of its efforts to promote peace.
In September 2022, President Marcos made the country's application for a UN Security Council seat public during an address to the UN General Assembly.
The upkeep of global peace and security is the core duty of the UN Security Council. It also has the authority to look into any disagreement or circumstance that can cause international conflict. It can also play a key role in identifying whether there is an aggressiveness or threat to the peace.
All UN members are required under the UN Charter to abide by the resolutions of the UN Security Council.There are 15 people on the council, and each person gets one vote.
The permanent members of the council are China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The UN General Assembly may elect the 10 nonpermanent members to a second two-year term, after which they may be re-elected.
In 1957, 1963, 1980–1981 and 2004–2005, the Philippines was a non–permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Foreign Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega stated in May that the Philippines had presented its candidacy and had begun its campaign, and that it intended to take part in significant discussions and debates as well as vote on significant security matters.