Albania an active contributor to the UN
A brief history of Us
Albania’s accession to the United Nations on 14 December 1955, constitutes a historical landmark.
As a member state of the United Nations, Albania has paid particular attention to issues related to the preservation of peace and strengthening of security worldwide, the promotion and protection of human rights, alleviating economic and social problems, promotion of health and environmental protection and strengthening of international cooperation and promotion of multilateralism.
Albania has been actively supporting the UN peacekeeping efforts by contributing with troops, military and police observers, as well as funds to the budget of peacekeeping operations.
Albania’s activity in the UN is an important element of our international and multilateral political action, in partnership with our strategic friends and allies. Co-operation with the UN and its agencies has been extensive and successful in many areas.
Albania is committed to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030. Among the few countries in the world, Albania is also part of the UN pilot program for the implementation of Objective 16 – strengthening of democratic institutions in the country, the rule of law, the development of a stable market economy and respect for human rights. Albania is working to co-ordinate the SDGs with those of the EU.
Albania is the “One UN” pilot country that is implementing the reform of the UN.
As member of the UNDP / UNFPA / UNOPS Executive Board, Albania has been mainly focused on drafting the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan for these agencies., what is evidence of engagement of the country for a more active role within the UN development agencies, in the implementation of the SDGs.
Albania signed the Paris Climate Change Agreement on April 22, 2016, becoming one of the 55 first states undertaking this step.
Member of ECOSOC 2005-2007 and 2013-2015.
Member of UN-HABITAT Executive Board since January 2011.
Member of UNICEF Executive Board (2012 – 2014) and the UNEP Executive Board (2012-2015).
Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council for 2013.
Human Rights Council (2015-2017).
Women’s Status Committee
Member of the Women’s Status Committee (CSW) (2016-2019).
Member of the UNESCO Executive Board for the period 2017-2021.
VP of the Executive Board
Vice President of the Executive Board of the UN Development Program, Population Fund and UNDP / UNOPS for 2018.
United Nations General Assembly
Vice-President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (2020).
Committee of Conferences
Seat on the Committee of Conferences for 2021.
Non-permanent member of the Security Council (2022-2023).