2019 United Nations Security Council election

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2019 United Nations Security Council election

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

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United Nations Security Council membership after the elections

Elected Members before election

 Ivory Coast (Africa)
 Equatorial Guinea (Africa)
 Peru (LatAm&Car)
 Kuwait (Asia, Arab)
 Poland (E. Europe)

New Elected Members

The 2019 United Nations Security Council election was held on 7 June during the 73rd 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 2020.

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 2020–21 period.

Notably, St. Vincent and the Grenadines set a new record as the smallest ever Security Council member.[2]


African Group[edit]

Asia-Pacific Group[edit]

Eastern European Group[edit]

Latin American and Caribbean Group[edit]


African and Asia-Pacific Groups[edit]

African and Asia-Pacific Groups election results[10]
Member Round 1
 Vietnam 192
 Niger 191
 Tunisia 191
abstentions 0
required majority 129

Latin American and Caribbean Group[edit]

Latin American and Caribbean Group election results[10]
Member Round 1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 185
 El Salvador 6
abstentions 2
required majority 128

Eastern European Group[edit]

Eastern European Group election results[10]
Member Round 1 Round 2
 Estonia 111 132
 Romania 78 58
 Georgia 1
 Latvia 1
abstentions 2 1
required majority 128 127

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Asian group of nations at UN changes its name to Asia-Pacific group", Radio New Zealand International, 2011-08-31.
  2. ^ "St. Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder". UN News. 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  3. ^ "Ghana, Malta pledge to deepen ties". Graphic Online. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Tunisia vows to assert responsibility to represent Africa in bid for non-permanent seat in UNSC". Azania Post. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Viet Nam makes bilateral leap with Ukraine towards prosperity". Viet Nam News. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Estonia to the UN Security Council 2020-2021". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Gallery: Estonia gains non-permanent UN Security Council seat". ERR News. ERR. 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  8. ^ "Agerpress". Agerpress. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Candidature Chart of the Commonwealth Countries". Commonwealth of Nations. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b c "General Assembly Elects Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Tunisia, Viet Nam as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2020-2021". United Nations. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.