In some good news for India, the country was elected as a non-permanent member of the powerful United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a 2-year term for the eighth time on Wednesday. As many as 184 nations out of 193-member General Assembly voted in favour of India.
Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections held on Wednesday. However, Canda lost the election.
India was a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term. And will hold chair from January 1 along with five permanent members that are China, U.K, U.S.A, Russia and France.
India was last elected as a non-permanent member in 2011-12. Before that, India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council for the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992.
UNSC constitutes of 15 members (including permanent, non-permanent and greandlines). All the members enjoy one vote each and can vote in matters related to international peace and security.
Also, in the meeting conducted on June 17, Turkish Diplomat and politician, Volan Bozkir, was elected as the President of the 75th session of the UNSC.
India has been long fighting for permanent membership in the council claiming that it rightly deserves it.