NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly elected Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan to be non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the 2017-2018 term on Tuesday.
A fifth non-permanent member was elected After multiple rounds of inconclusive voting Italy and Netherlands decided to split the seat.
The Council is composed of 15 Members. Five of them – China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA – are permanent and hold veto power. The 10 remaining ones are non-permanent and elected for two-year terms.