Research Report

Posted 1 June 2023
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Security Council Elections 2023

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The 77th session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections on 6 June for five non-permanent seats of the Security Council for the 2024-2025 term.

The five seats available for election in 2023, according to the regular distribution among regions, will be as follows:

  • two seats for the African Group (currently held by Gabon and Ghana);
  • one seat for the Group of Asia and the Pacific Small Island Developing States (Asia-Pacific Group) (currently held by the United Arab Emirates);
  • one seat for the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC, currently held by Brazil); and
  • one seat for the Eastern European Group (currently held by Albania).

The Western European and Others Group (WEOG) is not contesting any seats this year, as its two seats, held by Malta and Switzerland through 2024, come up for election every other year.

The five new members elected this year will take up their seats on 1 January 2024 and will serve until 31 December 2025.

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