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Five countries elected to serve on UN Security Council

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WASHINGTON, 10th June, 2022 (WAM) — Five countries have been elected to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council following a vote in the General Assembly on Thursday, according to a UN press statement.

Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland will join the UN body responsible for the maintenance of global peace and security, beginning in January 2023.

The President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, announced the results.

The Security Council consists of 15 countries. Five of them – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – are permanent members with the right to veto.

The General Assembly, which comprises all 193 UN Member States, elects the 10 non-permanent members who serve for two-year terms.

To secure a place on the Council, countries must receive a two-thirds majority, or 128 votes, even if they run uncontested.

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