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2020 United Nations Security Council election

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2020 United Nations Security Council election

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5 (of 10) non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council

Elected Members before election



 Dominican Republic (LatAm&Car)



New Elected Members

 India  Ireland  Mexico Template:NOR

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:

The five members will serve on the Security Council for the 2021–22 period.

Candidates[edit source | edit]

Asia-Pacific Group[edit source | edit]

  •  India[2] (Won seat with 184 countries voted in favour)

Withdrawn[edit source | edit]

African Group[edit source | edit]

Western European and Others Group[edit source | edit]

Withdrawn[edit source | edit]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.[12]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Asian group of nations at UN changes its name to Asia-Pacific group", Radio New Zealand International, 2011-08-31.
  2. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/India-puts-in-candidacy-for-2021-2022-UNSC-non-permanent-seat/article20696014.ece
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