Research Report

Security Council Elections 2018

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On 8 June, the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections for the Security Council. The five seats available for election in 2018 according to the regular distribution among regions will be as follows:

The East European Group is not contesting any seat this year as its seat, held by Poland through 2019, comes up for election every other year. The five new members elected this year will take up their seats on 1 January 2019 and will serve until 31 December 2020.


Click here to view a comprehensive review of elections for non-permanent members of the Security Council, 1946-2017.