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Germany elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council 2019-20

FM Maas in New York

FM Maas in New York, © Xander Heinl/ photothek.net

11.06.2018 - Press release

Germany will serve as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council from 1 January 2019 till the end of 2020. The elections took place at the General Assembly on Friday, 8 June 2018.

Every year the United Nations General Assembly votes to select five of ist member countries to fill two-year terms on the Security Council.

The Security Council is responsible for international peace and security.

Following Germany's election Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said:

We want to be a strong voice for peace and take a stand for our values in trying times.

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On 8 June 2018, Germany was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. This is the sixth time that the country has assumed major responsibility for peace and security in this function.

Germany: Member of the United Nations Security Council in 2019-20

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