As one of the founding nations of the United Nations, Denmark is remains strongly committed to the ideals and aspirations enshrined in the UN Charter.
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As the main forum for dealing with global issues, the UN - with its universal mandate - is one of the cornerstones of Danish foreign policy. Denmark attaches particular importance to the role of the UN in the fields of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, promotion of democracy and human rights, as well as sustainable development and poverty eradication.
Denmark was honoured to serve in the UN Security Council for the period 2005-06. Denmark has also been a member of the Security Council in 1953-54, 1967-68, and 1985-86. Over the years, Denmark has provided considerable support to the UN, including through contributions to peacekeeping operations, high levels of development assistance and active engagement in the normative work of the organization.
Denmark currently holds the Presidency of the 70th General Assembly. Mogens Lykketoft, former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as speaker of the Danish Parliament, is serving as President until September 2016.
More information about the Danish Presidency of the General Assembly can be found, here.