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Peru elected non-permanent UN Security Council member (Preview)


Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas

11:40 | New York (U.S.), Jun. 2.

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday elected Peru as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2018-2019 period, the Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed.

Peru's candidacy was supported by 186 votes.

The Peruvian delegation at the event was led by Foreign Affairs Minister —and former Permanent Representative to the UN— Ricardo Luna, who praised the achievement of Peruvian diplomacy.
 
Last February, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski visited UN headquarters in New York to request support for Peru's bid for a non-permanent seat.

At the time, the Head of State expressed the Peruvian Government's support for multilateralism as a mechanism to facilitate dialogue and problem-solving among nations. 

The UN Security Council is composed of five permanent members —China, France, Russia, the UK and the U.S.— and 10 non-permanent members elected by the General Assembly for a two-year period. 

The UN Charter established six main organs of the United Nations, including the Security Council. It gives primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security to the Security Council, which may meet whenever peace is threatened.

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Published: 6/2/2017