Current Membership in UN Bodies
Support for a rules-based international order, with the UN at its
centre, is a fundamental element of Ireland’s foreign policy.
Ireland, at the UN, seeks to promote effective international action
on a range of global issues such as peace and security,
disarmament, development, humanitarian action, and human
rights. As part of this commitment to effective
multilateralism, Ireland often seeks membership of various bodies
in the UN system. Ireland held a non-permanent seat on the
Security Council for the period 2001-2002 and will be
seeking non-permanent membership again in 2020, for the term
2021-22. Ireland currently serves on the Human
Rights Council following its successful election in 2012.
Where possible, Ireland also nominates individuals for election to
independent expert level bodies in the UN system. Currently,
Ms. Anastacia Crickley serves on the Committee on the Elimination
of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).