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Five new countries elected as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council

Category : International
Published on: June 09 2023 Share on facebook

  • Algeria, Guyana, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone and Slovenia were elected non-permanent members of the UN Security Council on 6 June for a two-year term.
  • The five newly elected countries will join Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland as non-permanent members of the Council.
  • The newly elected members will take up their new responsibilities on January 1, 2024 and serve till December 31, 2025.
  • The Security Council is composed of 15 countries, five of which - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – are permanent members, granting them the right to veto any resolution or decision.
  • The 10 non-permanent members are elected by the General Assembly, which comprises all 193 UN Member States, and in line with geographical distribution by region.  
  • Voting is conducted by secret ballot and candidates must receive a two-thirds majority, or 128 votes, even if they run uncontested.
  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was established in 1945 by the United Nations Charter.
  • It is one of the six major organs of the United Nations.
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