Five new countries were elected members of the UN Security Council

Five new countries were elected members of the UN Security Council

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected five more countries to be members of the Security Council for a period of two years starting January 1, 2025.

The countries in question are Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama, and Somalia.

The UNSC is the only body that can make legally binding decisions.

This includes imposing sanctions and authorizing the use of force.

The original 10 members were appointed at the ceremony, while five new members will be elected each year.

These five new countries will replace Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Switzerland, and Mozambique.

Members’ seats are allocated based on regional groupings to ensure that they represent the interests of all countries.

Even if a candidate is not opposed by a regional group of countries, they still need two-thirds support from the General Assembly.

Denmark received 184 votes, Greece and Pakistan 182 votes, Panama 183 votes, and Somalia 179 votes.

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