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United Nations Security Council election, 2016

United Nations Security Council election, 2016

June 2016
5 (of 10) non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council

Elected Members before election

 Spain (WEOG)

New Elected Members


The 2016 United Nations Security Council election will be held in June 2016[1] during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The elections are for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for two-year mandates commencing on 1 January 2017. In accordance with the Security Council's rotation rules, whereby the ten non-permanent UNSC seats rotate among the various regional blocs into which UN member states traditionally divide themselves for voting and representation purposes, the five available seats are allocated as follows:

The five members will serve on the Security Council for the 2017–18 period.

This will be the first time a Security Council election will be held in the month of June.[3] On 18 September 2014, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 68/307 to push the elections back to six months prior to the beginning of the newly elected Council members' terms.[4]


  • Candidates 1
    • African Group 1.1
    • Asia-Pacific Group 1.2
    • Western European and Others Group 1.3
  • Support 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


African Group

Asia-Pacific Group

Western European and Others Group


William Courtney, the former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, said that "based on the solid successes of Kazakhstan to establish CICA, Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Kazakhstan, like no other country, deserves special trust and is a suitable candidate for a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council."[11]

See also


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  2. ^ "Asian group of nations at UN changes its name to Asia-Pacific group", Radio New Zealand International, 2011-08-31.
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  4. ^ United Nations General Assembly Session 68 Resolution 307. A/RES/68/307 Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly 10 September 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
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