United Nations Security Council election, 2016

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United Nations Security Council election, 2016
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5 (of 10) non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council

Elected Members before election


New Elected Members


The 2016 United Nations Security Council election will be held in October 2016 during the 71st 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 2017. 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 2017–18 period.


African Group[edit]

Asia-Pacific Group[edit]

Western European and Others Group[edit]

Public Statements About Candidates[edit]

  1. "based on the solid successes of Kazakhstan to establish CICA, Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Kazakhstan, like no other country, deserves special trust and is a suitable candidate for a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council." - William Courtney, Former US Ambassador to Kazakhstan, June 13, 2014.[8]

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