Thursday, 18 June 2020

India's election as a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council

India has been elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the eighth time. Out of 192 votes, India got 184 votes. Giving this information, India's representative to the United Nations T.S. Trimurti wrote that the member countries have shown great support to India and have been selected as a temporary member of the UNSC for the year 2021-22. India is supported by 184 out of 192 countries.

India needed only 128 votes to be elected as a temporary member. India had already hoped it could easily win Wednesday's Security Council elections. India will remain a temporary member of the United Nations for the period 2021-22. India was first selected as a temporary member in 1950 and today is the eighth time that India has been selected from the Asia-Pacific category for the period 2021-22. In which India was the sole candidate.

The UN headquarters has been closed since March 15 due to the Corona epidemic. Three elections were held here today. All member states voted to elect the next President of the UN General Assembly, the five non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, and the members of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

Temporary members are selected on a regional basis. Including 5 seats for African and Asian countries; 1 for Eastern European countries; 2 for Latin American and Caribbean countries; And 2 seats have been fixed for Western European and other countries.

To be elected to the council, candidates need a two-thirds majority of the votes of the countries present and members of the General Assembly.

India's Representative to the United Nations T.S. "India's presence at the Security Council will strengthen the world's perception of the Vasudhaiva family," Trimurti said.

Earlier, India was elected as a temporary member of the Security Council in 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and 2011-2012.

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