Estonia, Niger, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, Vietnam Elected as Non-Permanent Members of UNSC
The UN General Assembly has elected Estonia, Niger, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam as the non-permanent members of UN Security Council for a two year term beginning January 1, 2020.
The Security Council is the most powerful organ of the UN and consists of 15 members including five permanent members (China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States), and 10 non-permanent members who are elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly.
Currently, Belgium, Cte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and South Africa. are the non-permanent members.
The two-year terms of Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland will end in 2019 and the newly elected members will take on their seats.