June 16, 2020
It likely won't come down to the gift bags or the parties but that doesn't mean Canada, Norway and Ireland are leaving it to chance.
From Norway, General Assembly delegations will get a badge covered with fabric from the tapestry used to decorate the council chamber's walls.
Canada is offering greeting cards, chocolates, and Canada-branded facemasks.
The small tokens for delegations ahead of the 17 June vote come after lengthy campaigns by the three nations for one of two coveted non-permanent seats up for grabs on the security council, which is tasked with ensuring global peace and security,
The seats they are campaigning for are set aside for the "Western Europe and Others" [WEOG] regional grouping on the council.
The winners will serve a two-year term on the 15-member body.