India has been elected a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 8th time. Out of 192 votes, 184 votes were cast in favor of India. Giving this information, TS Trimurti, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, wrote that the member countries have overwhelmingly supported India and elected a temporary member of UNSC for 2021-22. India has received 184 votes out of 192.
Member States elect India to the non-permanent seat of the Security Council for the term 2021-22 with overwhelming support.
India gets 184 out of the 192 valid votes polled. pic.twitter.com/Vd43CN41cY
— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) June 17, 2020
India needed only 128 votes to be elected as a temporary member. However, India had already hoped that it would easily win the Security Council election on Wednesday, which would bring it to the UN high-table as a non-permanent member for the term 2021-22. India was first elected as a non-permanent member in 1950 and today for the eighth time. India was the only candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the term 2021-22.
The UN headquarters was closed since 15 March due to the Corona epidemic. Today, three elections were held here. All member states voted for the election of the next President of the United Nations General Assembly, five non-provisional countries of the United Nations Security Council and members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
With this, India has joined the powerful 15-member Security Council of the United Nations as a non-permanent member.
India was last elected in 2011
10 non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis with 5 for African and Asian countries; 1 for Eastern European countries; 2 for Latin American and Caribbean countries; And 2 seats have been fixed for Western European and other countries.
To be elected to the Council, the candidate countries need a two-thirds majority of the ballots of member states present and voting in the General Assembly.
India’s permanent representative at the United Nations, TS Trimurti, says that India’s presence in the Security Council will strengthen the perception of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in the world.