Sunday, 26 May 2013
The Race for a Security Council Seat

New Zealand has thrown its hat in the ring for a place on the 2015-16 United Nations Security Council. The bid has seen Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully travelling the world trying to rustle up votes. So what’s in it for New Zealand? And how would a New Zealand term on the council differ from that of its competitors for the seat, Spain and Turkey?

Ideas speaks to RMIT lecturer in international relations Binoy Kampmark and former New Zealand ambassador to the United Nations Terence O’Brien.