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  Egypt
Egypt
(Africa, Arab)   Senegal
Senegal
(Africa)   Uruguay
Uruguay
(LatAm&Car)   Japan
Japan
(Asia)   Ukraine
Ukraine
(E. Europe)   Italy
Italy
(WEOG)

New Members

  Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
(Africa)

  Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
(Africa)

  Peru
Peru
(LatAm&Car)

  Kuwait
Kuwait
(Asia-Pacific, Arab)

  Poland
Poland
(E. Europe)

  Netherlands
Netherlands
(WEOG)

The 2017 United Nations
United Nations
Security Council election was held on 2 June 2017 during the 71st session of the United Nations
United Nations
General Assembly, held at United Nations
United Nations
Headquarters in New York City. In addition to the regular elections for five of the non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council, there was by-election for a sixth seat held by Italy who relinquished its seat at the end of the year as part of a term splitting agreement with the Netherlands.[1] The regular elections are for two-year mandates commencing on 1 January 2018; the by-election is for the remainder of Italy's term.[1] 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 regularly available seats are allocated as follows:

Two for Africa One for the Asia-Pacific Group[2] One for Latin America and the Caribbean One for the Eastern European Group

The six elected members began their two-year terms on the 1st of January, 2018 [3][4], and will continue to serve on the Security Council until the end of 2019.

Contents

1 Candidates

1.1 African Group 1.2 Asia Pacific Group 1.3 Eastern European Group 1.4 Latin American and Caribbean
Caribbean
Group 1.5 Western European and Others Group

2 Result

2.1 African and Asia-Pacific Groups 2.2 Latin American and Caribbean
Caribbean
Group 2.3 Eastern European Group 2.4 Western European and Others Group

3 See also 4 References

Candidates[edit] African Group[edit] As a result of the rotation policy implemented by the Security Council for designation of its temporary seats, two nations from Africa would be selected. Prospective candidates were further limited by internal subdivision within the Africa Group. [5]

 Ivory Coast[6][1]  Equatorial Guinea[7][1]

The two candidates ran unopposed. [5] Asia Pacific Group[edit]

 Kuwait[8][1]

Eastern European Group[edit] The Eastern European Group
Eastern European Group
was designated one seat on the Security Council in the election. Poland, having attempted to procure a seat in the past, announced its candidacy, as did Bulgaria. However, the latter dropped out of the race in December of 2016, leaving Poland unopposed for the seat.[9]

 Poland[10][1]

The two-year tenure will represent Poland's sixth term as a temporary member of the Security Council. Witold Waszczykowski, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, heralded their election as "a great victory for Polish diplomacy". [9] Latin American and Caribbean
Caribbean
Group[edit]

 Peru[11][1]

Western European and Others Group[edit] Conventionally, there are only five seats available in each UN Security Council election. However, Italy, having claimed the Western European seat the United Nations
United Nations
Security Council election, 2016, agreed to vacate after one year and allow the Netherlands
Netherlands
to take their place. They ran unopposed.

 Netherlands[1]

The presence of the Netherlands
Netherlands
on the Security Council will represent their first term on the body in twenty years. Minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra
Halbe Zijlstra
said, in a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, that the Dutch delegation would "focus on themes such as justice and the prevention of conflicts" during its tenure.[12] Result[edit] African and Asia-Pacific Groups[edit]

African and Asia-Pacific Groups election results[13]

Member Round 1

 Ivory Coast 189

 Kuwait 188

 Equatorial Guinea 185

 Morocco 1

 Guinea 1

abstentions 0

required majority 128

Latin American and Caribbean
Caribbean
Group[edit]

Latin American and Caribbean
Caribbean
Group election results[13]

Member Round 1

 Peru 186

 Argentina 1

abstentions 5

required majority 125

Eastern European Group[edit]

Eastern European Group
Eastern European Group
election results[13]

Member Round 1

 Poland 190

abstentions 2

required majority 127

Western European and Others Group[edit]

Western European and Others Group
Western European and Others Group
election results[13]

Member Round 1

 Netherlands 184

abstentions 4

invalid ballots 4

required majority 123

See also[edit]

List of members of the United Nations
United Nations
Security Council

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i "Security Council Elections 2017" (PDF). Security Council Report. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.  ^ "Asian group of nations at UN changes its name to Asia-Pacific group", Radio New Zealand International, 2011-08-31. ^ INFORM.KZ. "Kazakhstan to preside over UN Security Council for first time in history". www.inform.kz.  ^ " Kuwait
Kuwait
to lead Arab Group at UNSC starting from Monday - Egypt Today". www.egypttoday.com.  ^ a b http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/unsc_elections_2017.pdf ^ "President Abbas Calls for Strengthening Palestinian Leadership on World Stage, as General Assembly Moves into Third Day of Annual Debate". United Nations. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.  ^ "Security Council Initiative". WFUNA. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.  ^ "Security Council Elections: Options after Saudi Arabia Rejects its Seat". What's in Blue?. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.  ^ a b " Poland
Poland
chosen to join UN Security Council".  ^ "Community of Democracies meeting: Suu Kyi receives Geremek Award". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.  ^ "TEXT FOR DIP NOTE RESPONDING TO PERU'S DIP NOTE REQUESTING SUPPORT FOR CANDIDACY TO UNSC NON-PERMANENT SEAT". WikiLeaks. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2013.  ^ "Dutch UN security council efforts to focus on preventing conflict - DutchNews.nl". 18 December 2017.  ^ a b c d "General Assembly Elects Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland
Poland
as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2018-2019". United Nations. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 

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