17:57 GMT01 December 2020
Listen Live
    World
    Get short URL
    186
    Subscribe

    Bolivia, Ethiopia, Italy, Kazakhstan and Sweden will begin their two-year term as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council on Sunday, January 1.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The countries are replacing Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela, whose mandate expired on December 31.

    On January 1, 2018, the Netherlands will replace Italy as a non-permanent member of the council on January 1, 2018, according to an agreement reached by Rome and Amsterdam after they both received 95 votes each following five rounds of voting in the General Assembly.

    The UN Security Council consists of 15 states, namely five permanent (Russia, France, China, the United States and the United Kingdom) and 10 non-permanent members that are to be elected for two years.

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay will remain non-permanent members of the council, with their terms expiring on December 31, 2017.

    Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!

    Related:

    UNSC Resolution on Israeli Settlements in Line With Berlin's Position
    Israel Should Not Cancel Official Visits After UNSC Anti-Settlement Vote
    Trump Likely to Scrap UNSC Resolution on Israeli Settlements in West Bank
    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM's Visit Over Kiev's Stance on UNSC Resolution
    Tags:
    UN Security Council, Italy, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia
    Community standardsDiscussion