Albania’s contribution to the UNSC
Multilateralism – Albania remains committed to uphold the charter of the UN, convinced that a rules-based international order with effective multilateral institutions is the best way to ensure peace, security, and respect for human rights, development and prosperity.
Our experience of successful transition from dictatorship to democracy, as well as our contribution in fostering peace and stability in our region and beyond, has reaffirmed Albania’s belief in multilateralism and strengthen our resolve to do our share in maintaining international peace and security, upholding human rights, protecting the vulnerable, and working together with all member states to ensure a better and more dignified life for all.
Today’s crisis and challenges do not recognize geographic borders. Therefore, working closely with other Member States is the most effective and sustainable way to find common, effective solutions to global challenges, from climate change to refugees and poverty eradication. We are far stronger acting collectively than we are acting alone.
The Covid 19 pandemic has tested multilateralism and the existing international institutions. But it has also demonstrated the alarming consequences of faltering global cooperation. This pandemic has shed a new light on humanity’s need for a strengthened multilateral system.
Our foreign and security policy seeks to foster lasting strategic partnerships, based on mutual trust and respect. To that aim, we cooperate with many regional and sub-regional organization.
Albania assumed chairmanship of the OSCE during 2020.
In 2010 Albania served as President of the 10th Meeting of the State parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti- Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction.
Sustainable development – Albania is proactively committed to achieve the 17 SDGs and is working to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, consistently championed holistic and transformational approaches.
We supported actively the UNDS reform by becoming one of the successful pilot countries of the One UN project.
As Vice-president of the Executive board of UNDP/ UNFPA/UNOPS, Albania has significantly contributed to Agenda’s shared vision, combining the goals of economic, social and environmental development with that of building a peaceful society, based on democratic institutions, the rule of law, and the respect of human rights.
We are engaged in building strong partnerships to address the underlying causes of poverty and inequality, and to work together toward a world that is more equal, peaceful and sustainable, leaving no one behind.
Maintaining international peace and security – Albania has provided support to UN peace operations by sending police and military personnel in South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Georgia, as well as it participated in peacekeeping missions in Mali, Afghanistan, etc.
At regional level Albania plays a proactive role in promoting regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations. Regional cooperation is one of Albania’s top foreign policy priorities.