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

15 October 2015
GA/11707

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

Seventieth Session,
33rd Meeting (AM)

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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