Japan files candidacy for 2032 vote to choose non-permanent UNSC members

Japan's top government spokesperson says the country has filed its candidacy for a 2032 vote to choose the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

The council consists of five permanent members and ten non-permanent members on two-year terms.

This year, Japan began a two-year term as a non-permanent member.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu told reporters on Tuesday that the government filed an application for non-permanent membership of the council last week, in accordance with procedures set out by the UN.

If elected, Japan will hold membership of the council again in 2033 and 2034.

Matsuno said there are some aspects where the Security Council is not working effectively, but at the same time it is playing certain roles.

He said that Japan wants to contribute to discussions at the Security Council, not only during the current term but also in the future.

He added that Japan aims to maintain global peace and security and strengthen the international order based on the rule of law.