Albania was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on Friday. A moment that can be called historic, as it marks the first time of selection in this position, after 65 years of its membership in the United Nations.
Albania is elected a non-permanent member of the Security Council by securing the pro vote of 175 countries out of 190 countries that voted in total.
The Security Council is a body of 15 members, of which the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China have veto power, and 10 non-permanent members. , with a two-year term.
Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates were in the race, without competitors from the respective regions, for 5 countries. To be elected, each had to secure two-thirds of the votes of UN member states.
The vote was secret. Albania is the only country that has never been a member of the Security Council. Candidate countries will replace the five current members, Estonia, Nigeria, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.
The mandate of the new members starts on January 1, 2022 and will serve until December 31, 2023. The other five countries in the group of 10 non-permanent members are India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway.