General Assembly Elects Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2016-2017

In one round of voting, the General Assembly today elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years. Those elected will fill seats to be vacated on 31 December by Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria.  Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela will continue to serve as elected Council members during 2016, completing the second year of their respective terms.  All new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2016.

The five non-permanent members were elected according to the following pattern: three seats for African and Asia-Pacific States, one seat for Latin American and Caribbean States, and one seat for Eastern European States.  All of the five new members met the required two-thirds majority and were elected in the first and only round of voting.

The Assembly will next convene on Friday, 16 October, to take up two reports of the Secretary-General on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, and also to consider the 2001-2010 Decade to Roll Back Malaria.

Voting Results

African and Asia-Pacific States  
Number of ballot papers: 192
Number of invalid ballots: 1
Number of valid ballots: 191
Abstentions: 1
Number of Members present and voting: 190
Required majority: 127
Number of votes obtained by country:  
Egypt 179
Japan 184
Senegal 187
   
Eastern European States  
Number of ballot papers: 192
Number of invalid ballots: 1
Number of valid ballots: 191
Abstentions: 14
Number of Members present and voting: 177
Required majority: 118
Number of votes obtained by country:  
Ukraine 177
   
Latin American and Caribbean States  
Number of ballot papers: 192
Number of invalid ballots: 1
Number of valid ballots: 191
Abstentions: 6
Number of Members present and voting: 185
Required majority: 124
Number of votes obtained by country:  
Uruguay 185

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