Election of non-Permanent Members of the Security Council 2020
Published at : 05 Jan 2021
General Assembly, Seventy-third session: 89th plenary meeting
Election of non-permanent members of the Security Council - Item 115 (a)
Newly Elected Members:
- Viet Nam
- St.Vincent and the Grenadines
The General Assembly today (7 Jun) elected Viet Nam, Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Estonia as non-permanent members to the Security Council for a period of two years.
There were seven candidates running for five seats: Viet Nam for the Asia-Pacific Group, Niger and Tunisia for the African Group, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and El Salvador for the Latin American and the Caribbean Group, Estonia and Romania for the Eastern European Group.
The result of the secret ballot was as follows: Viet Nam received 192 votes, Niger: 191, Tunisia: 191, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 185 votes, and Estonia: 132 votes.
The election went on a second round for the seat of the Eastern European Group contested by Estonia and Romania.