2020 United Nations Security Council election
5 (of 10) non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council
The 2020 United Nations Security Council election will be held on 17 June 2020 during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The elections are for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for two-year mandates commencing on 1 January 2021.
In accordance with the Security Council's rotation rules, whereby the ten non-permanent UNSC seats rotate among the various regional blocs into which UN member states traditionally divide themselves for voting and representation purposes, the five available seats are allocated as follows:
- One for Africa
- One for the Asia-Pacific Group
- One for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Two for the Western European and Others Group
The five members will serve on the Security Council for the 2021–22 period.
Candidates[edit source | edit]
Asia-Pacific Group[edit source | edit]
Withdrawn[edit source | edit]
African Group[edit source | edit]
Western European and Others Group[edit source | edit]
- Canada (lost, 108 votes)
- Ireland (Won seat with 128 votes)
- Template:NOR (Won seat with 130 votes)
Withdrawn[edit source | edit]
Latin America and the Caribbean[edit source | edit]
Election Process[edit source | edit]
COVID-19 presented new difficulties to the traditional electoral process. Ambassadors submitted their ballots in the UN General Assembly Hall at staggered pre-arranged time slots, while wearing masks. Four of the five vacant Security Council seats were filled during the first round of voting, Djibouti and Kenya of the African group face a second round of voting on June 18h.
See also[edit source | edit]
References[edit source | edit]
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