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 will also be seeking election to the
Human Rights Council in 2012, and since 1 January 2012
serves on the Economic and Social Council.
Where possible, Ireland also nominates individuals for election to
independent expert level bodies in the UN system. Currently,
Prof. Michael O’Flaherty is a member on the Human Rights
Committee, Mr. Peter Croker is a member on the
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
while Ms. Anastacia Crickley serves on the Committee on the
Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).