Togo 2012 - 2013
A multicultural State by its history, its geographical situation and the composition of its population, Togo has continuously based its foreign policy on an active participation in multilateral cooperation, on the regional level as well as on the international level.
Convinced of the necessity of an approach based on international law and on multilateral cooperation among sovereign and equal States for peace and development, respect for human rights and the solving of international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character, it was only natural that Togo also became a member of the United Nations Organization.
A concrete contribution to the goals and principles of the Organization
Togo proves its commitment to the UN, its goals and principles not only by honouring its financial obligations under the Charter, but also by regularly making voluntary contributions to the Funds and Programmes of the United Nations, as well as by taking part in peacekeeping missions and pursuing an active policy of development cooperation.
Commitment to democracy and good governance, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms is another permanent feature of Luxembourg’s diplomacy.
That is why Togo has actively supported the transformation of the Commission on Human Rights into a Human Rights Council; the promotion of the notion of the responsibility to protect; the establishment of the Peacebuilding Commission as well as efforts of the United Nations to counter terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Togo attaches great importance to UN efforts in the fields of security sector reform, disarmament and armament reduction.
Togo has signed and ratified the International Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Peace and security, development and human rights are the three fundamental pillars of the United Nations.
These fundamental values can only come to fruition and concrete expression through a functioning and credible multilateral system.
Togo is committed to the revitalization of the multilateral system, in particular through a reform of the United Nations, including a reform of the Security Council aiming at a more representative, transparent and open Council.
International Peace and Security
Beyond the efforts it makes in the fields of development cooperation and peacekeeping, Togo seeks to play an active role in the daily work of the UN and to assume responsibility within the various bodies of the Organization as foreseen, in particular, by the Charter of the United Nations.
Togo has shown solidarity and commitment within the UN.
Togo is willing to contribute to carrying out the mission that the Security Council has been entrusted with, that is, the maintenance of international peace and security, in full transparency and in respect of the principle of sovereign equality of States as defined in the Charter of the United Nations.