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Five new members of the UN Security Council

Five new members of the UN Security Council

Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama and Somalia will be represented in the most powerful UN body from January 2025.

The United Nations General Assembly has established Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama and Somalia As new non-permanent members of the 15-member group UN Security Council to choose.

from January 2025 to the end of 2026 The five countries participate in the most powerful body of the United Nations. They all competed without competition. In exchange for the new members, Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland will withdraw from the Council at the end of December.

UN Security Council

That is the Security Council The most powerful body of the United Nations It has the opportunity to adopt binding decisions under international law, for example an arms embargo or sanctions.

However, there is a two-tier society in the committee: the permanent members, namely the United States, China, Russia, France, and Great Britain, have veto power. This means that every decision can be blocked, often leading to stalemate in the Council. Each of the ten temporary members elected for two-year terms has much less influence.

Algeria, Guyana, South Korea, Sierra Leone and Slovenia are currently members of the Security Council. Austria He has sat on the committee three times so far: 1973/74, 1991/92 and 2009/10. Austria will run again for the 2027/28 period.

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