The Impact of Elected Members on the Security Council’s Agenda: Germany’s Sixth Tenure in 2019-2020

Panel Discussion followed by Q&A Session
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST


  • H.E. Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany
  • H.E. Ms. Alya Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of Qatar (tbc)
  • H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia
  • Ms. Karin Landgren, Executive Director, Security Council Report
  • H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union

The event will be translated into German.


On December 31st, Germany will be completing its sixth term as an elected member of the Security Council. The two years coincided with the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and highlighted how the value-based multilateralism enshrined in the UN Charta is coming under increased pressure. 

With the joint Franco-German initiative of an Alliance for Multilateralism Germany has tried to provide new impulses and to establish itself as a driving force for multilateral cooperation.

As a non-permanent member to the Security Council, Germany assumed crucial roles as penholders on important files such as Afghanistan and Sudan, chaired Sanctions Committees on Libya and North Korea and served as a bridge-builder in a Council that is heavily polarized and often paralyzed by the competing interests of its five permanent members.