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.
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.