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Newly elected non-permanent members of UN security council

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Added On June 12, 2021

 Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were elected non-permanent members of the UN Security Council on Friday for a two-year term.

 
The newly elected members will take up their new responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2022, and will serve till Dec. 31, 2023.
 
All five candidates were running unopposed on Friday. They will replace the outgoing non-permanent members of Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, and Vietnam.
 
Among the five newly elected members, Albania is the only country that has never served on the Security Council. Brazil has served 10 times.
 
The Security Council has 15 members, five of which are permanent ones: Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. The 10 non-permanent seats of the council are allocated by geographic region, with five replaced each year.
 
The five newly elected countries represent Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. The Western Europe and other states group is not contesting any seats this year, as its two seats, currently held by Ireland and Norway, come up for election every other year.
 
The Security Council is considered the most powerful body of the United Nations. The council, which is tasked to maintain international peace and security, can make legally binding decisions and has the power to impose sanctions and authorize the use of force.