Friday, October 17, 2014

Malaysia Wins UN Security Council Seat

Datuk Seri Anifah Aman
Malaysia won a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), taking 187 out of the total 192 votes.

The voting took place at the United Nations General Assembly hall to fill five vacancies among the Security Council's non-permanent membership.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, was at the hall to observe the voting process.

The new members will take up their seats on Jan 1, 2015 and will serve on the Council until 31 December 2016.

The five seats available for election in 2014, distributed regionally, will be: one seat for the African Group (currently held by Rwanda); one seat for Asia-Pacific Group (currently held by the Republic of Korea);

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