Large fire Erupts on Greek Island of Thasos, Village evacuated    Disney overtakes Netflix in battle for subscribers    Crimea airbase badly damaged after explosions, satellite images show    South Korea's Heavy Rain Casualties Rise to 11 Deaths, 8 Missing    MoE seeking public opinion on opening Saudi branches of foreign universities Academic excellence is on top among the criteria    Pact inked for $49 million additional Saudi development loan for Albanian road project    Crown Prince to patronize second Saudi International Maritime Forum in November    Saudi Arabia Is Set to Host Arab Radio & TV Festival in November    Real Madrid Wins European Super Cup for 5th Time in History by Beating Frankfurt    SAUDIA Completes Preparations to Operate Flights to Seoul    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives written message from Bangladesh president    KSrelief Distributes Over 42 Tons of Food Baskets in Taiz Governorate, Yemen    KSrelief holds joint meeting with UNHCR and WHO in Poland    Qatar Stock Exchange Ends Trading Higher    Saudi National Beach Soccer Team Arrives in Morocco to Participate in Casablanca Beach Soccer Cup 2022    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 12431 Points    Ministry of Finance, National Debt Management Center Sign MoU with SNB Capital on Development, Launch of Individual Savings Sukuk    Whale winched out of French river in rescue mission    How Aamir Khan adapted Forrest Gump to Bollywood Laal Singh Chaddha    Agricultural Development Fund Signs Contract to Finance Importing 130,000 Tons of Barley with Value of SAR 150 Million    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Head of Transitional Military Council and President of Chad on Independence Day    Fast food giant Domino's pulls out of the birthplace of pizza    WHO calls for optimizing brain health to benefit people and society    GASTAT: Industrial Production Index increases by 20.8% in June 2022    More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine    Ukraine war must end with liberation of Crimea: Zelensky    'Rise of the Witches': Biggest series to be ever made in Saudi Arabia    SAR trains carry over 2.3m passengers, 6.75m tons of goods in H1 of 2022    Victory becomes the sweetest for Al-Marzouki with a warm touch of motherly affection    Korean girl group Blackpink to play in Riyadh during 2023 world tour    Buraidah date festival sales exceed SR62m in one week    Manchester United must let Ronaldo leave, says Rooney    Saudi Arabia wins gold in Special Olympics Unified Cup in Detroit    Saudi team for Special Olympics Unified Football wins gold medal of World Cup    Evergrande gets $818m as football stadium land deal canceled    Egyptian U20 Football National Team Beats Algerian Counterpart to Qualify for 2022 U-20 Arab Cup Final Match    Saudi Arabia to Participate in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games in Turkiye    Association of Culture and Arts in Dammam Announces Winners of "International Video Art Forum"    Slaughterhouses of MEWA received more than 600,000 sacrifices in 3 days of Eid    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Delivers Speech to Pilgrims, Citizens, Residents and Muslims around the World    MoH Activates Sign Language to Communicate with Pilgrims with Deafness or Muteness During Hajj    Sheikh Al-Issa at Arafat sermon: Values of Islam foster harmony; eschew hatred and division    Sheikh Al-Issa in Arafah's Sermon: Allaah Blessed You by Making It Easy for You to Carry out This Obligation. Thus, Ensure Following the Guidance of Your Prophet    Council of Scholars urges pilgrims to stay away from divisive acts    Red Sea Fund Opens Its Third Cycle for Production Funding    SFDA Warns Against Herbal Product "Montalin Jamu" Due to Containing Active Medicinal Ingredients    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Five countries elected to serve on UN Security Council
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 10 - 06 - 2022

Five countries have been elected to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council following a vote in the General Assembly on Thursday.
Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland will join the UN body responsible for the maintenance of global peace and security, beginning in January 2023.
The President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, announced the results, and ambassadors applauded for each country after its name was read out.
The Security Council consists of 15 countries. Five of them – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – are permanent members with the right to veto.
The General Assembly, which comprises all 193 UN Member States, elects the 10 non-permanent members who serve for two-year terms.
To secure a place on the Council, countries must receive a two-thirds majority, or 128 votes, even if they run uncontested.
Candidates this year vied for five seats under three regional groups: two for African and Asia-Pacific countries, one for Latin America and the Caribbean, and two for Western Europe and other States.
Overall, 192 UN Member States participated in the election.
Ballot papers listed the names of all countries submitted at least 48 hours before the vote. Additional blank lines corresponding to the number of vacant seats were also provided for including any other names.
The five new non-permanent members ran largely uncontested.
In the African and Asia-Pacific group, Mozambique received 192 votes, marking its first time serving on the Council. Japan garnered 184 votes, and Mongolia three.
Ecuador, the sole candidate from Latin America and the Caribbean, obtained 190 votes, with two countries abstaining.
Switzerland will also be a newcomer to the Council. The country received 187 votes, and Malta 185 votes, again with two countries abstaining.
The five newly-elected countries will join Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates around the Security Council's signature horseshoe table.
They will replace India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway, which will vacate their seats at the end of this year. — UN News


Clic here to read the story from its source.