The United Nations has five countries on Friday in elected the Security Council: Brazil, die United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana and Gabon.
Winning a seat on the 15-member Security Council is the culmination of many countries as it gives them a powerful voice in confers on international peace and security issues, die from the conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Mali and Myanmar to the nuclear threat from North Korea and Iran as well as attacks by extremist groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda.
This is the first time Albania has taken part in the Council and the eleventh time for Brazil, where Japan is the most frequent in the council elected country equates to a two-year term. There was a three-way race for two African seats, but the Congo pulled back on Monday.
The President of the General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, announced the result of the secret ballot and congratulated the winners.
Leave 5 countries
The five new councilors begin their terms on January 1, replacing five countries whose terms expire on December 31: Estonia, Niger, St. Vincent and the die Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.
They will join the five permanent vetoed members of the council – the US, Russia, China, UK and France – and the five countries elected last year: India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway.
Loaded before COVID-19 die Security Council candidate countries often have ambassadors visiting in their countries, held dinners and receptions with entertainment, and sent high-ranking government officials in die whole world to campaign for a vote. But die Epidemic has reduced all of that since March 2020.
And last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, elections to select new council members took place under significantly different voting procedures.
Instead of bringing ambassadors from the 193 member states of the United Nations together for election in the General Assembly hall, a new procedure was adopted. Some ambassadors came in Clearance from the meeting to avoid large gatherings and to ensure social distancing and to deposit ballots not only for new members of the Security Council but also for other positions in a big box.
Diplomats from every country
In recent months the council has met in person, with only two diplomats from each country admitted. So could die Ambassadors today, Friday, their ballots one by one in deposit a large box.
Even if a country competes without an opposition, it has to die Votes received from two-thirds of the voting Member States to win a seat on the Council.
In Friday’s poll, Ghana received 185 votes, Gabon received 183 votes, Brazil received 181 votes, die United Arab Emirates received 179 votes and Albania received 175 votes.
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