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United Nations

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which candidate for the Latin American seat on the UN Security Council the UK supports; and what consultations she undertook before determining such support. (96360)

It is long standing UK policy never to reveal voting intentions or decisions for UN Security Council elections. We are giving the candidatures of Guatemala and Venezuela full consideration. In forming a view, we are taking into account candidates’ contributions to the work of the UN, particularly on issues of international peace and security.

The UK places the greatest importance on the continued effectiveness of the Security Council and we hope that whoever is elected will contribute positively to its work.