6 things you probably…did not know about our priorities!

Feb 3, 2024 | News and Media

The Greek candidacy for the UN Security Council for the biennium 2025/26 has set out six priorities. Below you will find some interesting facts related to each of these priorities. These facts highlight the pressing nature of global challenges such as the protection of our environment or the adherence to the basic principles of the Rule of Law. Most importantly, these facts act as a reminder to each of us that humanity needs to embrace intergenerational responsibility and move swiftly and decisively!

Priority #1:

Peaceful settlement of disputes

Did you know? There is such thing called the “Handbook on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes between States.

Priority #2:

Respect for International Law and the rules and principles of the UN Charter

Did you know? Most states are law abiding and even those non-complying, eventually come back over time.

Priority #3:

Women, Peace and Security

Did you Know? Quantitative analysis has shown that women’s participation increases the probability of a peace agreement lasting at least two years by 20 percent, and by 35 percent the probability of a peace agreement lasting 15 years.

Priority #4:

Climate Change and Security

Did you know? 2023 was the planet’s warmest year on record

Priority #5:

Children in armed conflicts

Did you know? Between 2005 and 2022, more than 105,000 children were verified as recruited and used by parties to conflict, although the actual number of cases is believed to be much higher.

Priority #6:

Maritime Security

Did you know? More than 80% of traded goods are carried over the waves! As demand for global freight increases, maritime trade volumes are set to triple by 2050.