Elections to the Security Council

  • 15 October 2014

    Security Council Elections 2014

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (16 October), the General Assembly will hold elections to fill five of the ten non-permanent seats in the Security Council (for the 2015-2016 term). The five seats available for election this year are distributed regionally as follows: •...

  • 16 September 2014

    Security Council Elections 2014

    Research Report

    On 16 October, the General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five members of the Security Council. The new members will take up their seats on 1 January 2015 and will serve on the Council until 31 December 2016. 

  • 5 December 2013

    Extraordinary Election to the Security Council

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (6 December), the General Assembly will hold an extraordinary election to fill one of the five non-permanent seats in the Security Council for the 2014-2015 term. On 17 October, Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia were elected...

  • The 11th workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held for two days (21-22 November), starting this afternoon,in Long Island, New York. The workshop is organised by the government of Finland in cooperation with the Security Council...

  • This morning (18 October) Saudi Arabia issued a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement announcing that it would not accept membership of the Security Council until it is reformed. Only yesterday Saudi Arabia was elected by the General Assembly as a...

  • 16 October 2013

    Security Council Elections 2013

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (17 October), the General Assembly will hold elections for the Security Council to fill five of the ten non-permanent seats in the Council for the 2014-2015 term. The five seats available for election this year will be distributed regionally...

  • October 2013

    Security Council Elections 2013

    Monthly Forecast

    On 17 October, the General Assembly is scheduled to elect five non-permanent members of the Security Council for the two-year term beginning on 1 January 2014. 

  • 24 September 2013

    Security Council Elections 2013

    Research Report

    On 17 October, the General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five members of the Security Council. The new members will take up their seats on 1 January 2014 and will serve on the Council until 31 December 2015. 

  • Starting tomorrow (Thursday, 15 November), the 15 current members of the Security Council and the five members elected for the 2013-2014 term will participate in a two-day workshop organised by the Government of Finland and the Security Council Affairs Division...

  • 17 October 2012

    Security Council Elections 2012

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (18 October), the General-Assembly is scheduled to hold elections, by secret ballot, for five non-permanent Council seats for the 2013-2014 term.These include one seat for the African Group, currently held by South Africa; one seat for the Asia-Pacific...

  • October 2012

    Security Council Elections 2012

    Monthly Forecast

    On 18 October, the General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five members of the Security Council. The new members will take up their seats on 1 January 2013 and will serve on the Council through 31 December 2014.

  • 25 September 2012

    Security Council Elections 2012

    Research Report

    The General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections on 18 October to select five new members to the Security Council.  Security Council Elections 2012 provides an overview of the candidates running for a 2013-2014 seat on the Council, as well as helpful information on voting procedures and modern regional groupings and historical background on past elections.   An annex provides a comprehensive review of all previous elections to the Security Council from 1946-2011.  

  • October 2011

    Security Council Elections 2011

    Monthly Forecast

    On 21 October, the General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five members of the Security Council. The new members will take up their seats on 1 January 2012 and will serve on the Security Council until 31 December 2013.

  • Elections for the Security Council are set to be held by the 66th session of the UN General Assembly on 13 October. Five of the ten non-permanent seats on the Council will be filled for the 2012-2013 term. The five seats available for election in 2011 will be distributed regionally as follows: two seats for the Africa Group (currently held by Gabon and Nigeria); one seat for Asia (currently held by Lebanon); one seat for Eastern Europe (currently held by Bosnia and Herzegovina); and one seat for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States or GRULAC (currently held by Brazil).

  • October 2010

    Security Council Elections

    Monthly Forecast

    The General Assembly is expected to hold elections on 12 October for five members of the Security Council. The five new members will take up their seats on 1 January and will serve on the Security Council for the period 2011-2012.