United Nations Security Council election, 2014

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United Nations Security Council election, 2014
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October 2014
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5 (of 10) non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council

Incumbent Members

 Rwanda (Africa)
 Republic of Korea (Asia)
 Argentina (LatAm&Car)
 Australia (WEOG)
 Luxembourg (WEOG)

The 2014 United Nations Security Council election will be held in October 2014 during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The elections are for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for two-year mandates commencing on 1 January 2015. In accordance with the Security Council's rotation rules, whereby the ten non-permanent UNSC seats rotate among the various regional blocs into which UN member states traditionally divide themselves for voting and representation purposes, the five available seats are allocated as follows:

The five members will serve on the Security Council for the 2015–16 period.

Candidates[edit]

Western European and Others Group[edit]

Latin American and Caribbean Group[edit]

Asia-Pacific Group[edit]

African Group[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Malaysian Permanent Representative to the UN Datuk Hussein Haniff said: "I have been participating in all the open debates. The Malaysian mission is actively engaged in lobbying to get elected. We are the only candidate from Asia, so far, for a UNSC non-permanent seat, and need to get a two-third majority in the General Assembly for a non-permanent membership". Additionally, he asserted that while Malaysia was the sole candidate as of the end of 2013 for the seat, he hopes that "this will remain so until the electoral process is finalised".[15] Foreign Minister Dato' Seri Anifah Aman also said that "We must not take it for granted. We have to work very hard and we have to engage and meet leaders from various countries to secure the seat, but I am quite confident that Malaysia has a very good name globally".[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "New Zealand UN Security Council Candidate 2015-16". New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 3 January 2012. "New Zealand is seeking a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2015-16. Elections are in 2014." 
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  5. ^ "Spain, Candidate for the Securitz Council 2015-2016". Government of Spain, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Spain). Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
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  7. ^ "Press Release from Turkey No.129 (Unofficial Translation)". Member States Portal New York. Retrieved 3 January 2012. "Thus, Turkey is announcing its candidacy for non-permanent membership in the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) for the years 2015 2016." 
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  12. ^ "GCC support Malaysia's bid to occupy UN Security Council seat". The Peninsula. Qatar News Agency. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Britain Optimistic Malaysia Will Secure UNSC Non-Permanent Seat". Bernama. Bernama. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Country seeks support for security council candidature". Agência Angola Press. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Malaysia intensifies lobbying for UNSC seat in 2015". New Straits Times. Bernama. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Malaysia to work hard for UN Security Council seat". The Star. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014.