Ecuador wins seat on UN Security Council

United Nations, Jun 9 (EFE).- The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday for Ecuador to occupy one of the 10 rotating seats on the Security Council for the 2023-2024 term.

Ecuador will replace Mexico in one of the two seats representing the Latin American and Caribbean region, joining Brazil, whose term expires at the end of next year.

Selected along with Ecuador were Japan, Mozambique, Malta, and Switzerland, who will take the seats now held by India, Kenya, Ireland and Norway, respectively.

None of the candidacies faced opposition from within their regions and all easily met the requirement for support from at least two-thirds of the 193 General Assembly members.

Ecuador has been part of the Security Council on three previous occasions, most recently in 1991-1992.

Five of the 15 seats on the Security Council are held on a permanent basis by the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, and France.

Each of the permanent members has the power to veto Security Council resolutions. EFE


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