UN Security Council (UNSC):
Countries including Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been elected unopposed to the powerful UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members for 2022-23 terms.
- UN General Assembly (UNGA) has held elections to elect five non-permanent members for UNSC.
- They will take their seats on Council for a two-year term from January 1, 2022.
- Five countries won elections unopposed because they were the only candidates from their respective regional groups.
Regional distribution of seats in UNSC
- As per regional distribution for the 2021 election, three seats were available from African & Asian States. Gabon, Ghana, and United Arab Emirates won these three sears.
- Apart from that, one Latin American and Caribbean Group seat was available for which Brazil was elected. While Albania won the Eastern European Group seat.
- Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam will complete their two-year terms on UNSC in 2021.
- Thus, to fill this seat, new non-permanent members were elected.
- They will sit at the table along with five permanent members China, France, Russia, United Kingdom & the United States, and five non-permanent members India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico & Norway.
- India will also assume rotating Presidency of the Security Council in August.