Research Report

Posted 27 May 2022
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Security Council Elections 2022

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On 9 June, the 76th session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections for membership of the Security Council. The five seats available for election in 2022, according to the regular distribution among regions, will be as follows:

  • one seat for the African Group (currently held by Kenya);
  • one seat for the Asia-Pacific Group (currently held by India);
  • one seat for the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC, currently held by Mexico); and
  • two seats for the Western European and Others Group (WEOG, currently held by Ireland and Norway).

The Eastern European Group is not contesting any seats this year, as its one seat, held by Albania through 2023, comes up for election every other year.

The five new members elected this year will take up their seats on 1 January 2023 and will serve until 31 December 2024.