Vietnam elected non-permanent UN Security Council member for 2020-2021 term
For the second time in history, Vietnam has become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Vietnam secured 192 out of a total of 193 votes. A candidate must secure at least two-thirds of all votes for a non-permanent seat in the council. The UNSC consists of 15 member nations, in which five are permanent. Among the ten non-permanent members, five would be elected from Africa and Asian states, one from Eastern Europe states, two from Latin America and two from Western Europe and other states.