It was a busy schedule Wednesday as the United Nations General Assembly elected 4 new non permanent members into its Security Council for a two-year term which begins on January 1, 2021.
India and Mexico secured the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean seats in the powerful council.
Ireland and Norway each won a seat to represent the “Western European and others” group, beating Canada, the third contestant.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election into the vacant African seat on the council was inconclusive.
This was because neither of the two contestants, Kenya and Djibouti, secured the required two-third majority votes of 128 to clinch the coveted seat.
While Kenya secured 113 out of the total 192 valid votes cast, Djibouti polled 78 votes.
President of the General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, who announced the results, said another round of election would be held for both countries on Thursday.
NAN reports that the security council is the most powerful organ of the UN as it is the only body that passes legally binding resolutions.
Its powers include imposition of sanctions and authorisation of peacekeeping operations, besides giving members a strong voice on international peace and security issues.