Albania is voting for the first time for a member of the UN Security Council
Albania is voted today (11.06) in the next session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) to be accepted as a temporary member of the Security Council (SC) of the United Nations. The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, in an official announcement announces today that "the first item on the agenda is the voting for Albania, Ghana, Gabon, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates to be accepted as the five new countries , temporary member of the Security Council for the period 2022-2023.
Albania became a member of the UN on December 14, 1955 and today, after 66 years of membership, it is voted for the first time to be a member of the Security Council. This Council consists of 15 members, where the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China are 5 permanent members and the other 10 member countries have a two-year term.
Albania and the four other candidate countries that will be voted on by secret ballot today (June 11) must secure votes in favor of two-thirds of the 193 UN member states. The activity of the UN Security Council has as a priority international peace and security. In view of this priority, the SC enjoys the right to send peacekeepers to troubled regions and to approve sanctions.
Albania and the other 4 candidate countries will replace the five countries that are currently temporary members of the SC: Estonia, Nigeria, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam ending their two-year terms. If Albania and the other 4 candidate countries secure two-thirds of the 193 UN member states, they will begin their two-year term as interim members of the Security Council on January 1, 2022.
* Deutsche Welle / Tiranapost.al reference.