Reflecting on South Africa’s third term on the UN Security Council


During its third term on the UN Security Council, South Africa sought to affirm its role as a committed, credible and capable champion for African peace and security. The task required navigating intractable global conflicts, a troubled domestic political and economic environment and the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.

This webinar will reflect on whether South Africa achieved its goals and how the lessons from its third term on the council, which ended on 31 December 2020, could shape the country’s approach to multilateralism in future.

Chair: Priyal Singh, Researcher, ISS


Zaheer Laher, Acting Chief Director for the UN Peace and Security Department, DIRCO

Gustavo de Carvalho, Senior Researcher, ISS

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS

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