Accessibility links

Breaking News

Kazakhstan Wins Seat On UN Security Council


Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has been elected to the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term starting January 1.

The 193-member UN General Assembly elected Kazakhstan with 138 votes in favor over Thailand in a second round of voting on June 28.

The win means Kazakhstan gets a nonpermanent Security Council seat allocated for Asia.

The 15-member Security Council consists of five permanent members with veto power -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain, and France -- and 10 nonpermanent members elected for two-year terms.

Nonpermanent seats are allocated by region and candidate countries are nominated by regional groups.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and dpa

Subscribe to our newsletter for the week’s best reporting and analysis on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

XS
SM
MD
LG