Another gate opened for Senegalese diplomacy in October last year, when the General Assembly elected the country to serve as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the next two years, alongside Egypt, Japan, Ukraine and Uruguay.
But just what does this mean for Senegal and Africa. Will Dakar’s inclusion at the Security Council likely lead to Africa being permanently admitted as a permanent member of the August body?
Hope dares the future.
Under the UN Charter, the Security Council’s primary responsibility is to maintain international peace and security.
The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of threats to peace or acts of aggression.