Research Report

Posted 14 May 2019
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Security Council Elections 2019

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On 7 June, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections for the Security Council. The five seats available for election in 2019 according to the regular distribution among regions will be as follows:

  • two seats for the African Group (currently held by Côte d´Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea);
  • one seat for the Asia-Pacific Group (currently held by Kuwait);
  • one seat for the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC, currently held by Peru); and
  • one seat for the Eastern European Group (currently held by Poland).

The Western European and Others Group (WEOG) is not contesting any seats this year as its two seats, held by Belgium and Germany through 2020, come up for election every other year. The five new members elected this year will take up their seats on 1 January 2020 and will serve until 31 December 2021.


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

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