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Belgium is a member of UN Security council

NEW YORK – Belgium will get a seat in the Security council of United Nations as non-permanent member for the period 2019-2020. That is Friday with the support of 181 of the 190 existing states are determined. The Belgian representative in New York, Marc Pecsteen, will from 1 January be part of the major advisory body of the UN. Since the creation was five times before a Belgian chosen.

Belgium gets a seat in the Security council of United Nations as non-permanent member for the period 2019-2020.

Germany, the second candidate on behalf of the group Western Europe and others, during the general assembly meeting in New York for the next two years, re-elected in the UN Council. A surprise was that not because Israel his candidacy early last month withdrew. A place was also reserved for South Africa, Dominican Republic and Indonesia. They solve Ethiopia, Bolivia and Kazakhstan.

The netherlands (2018) and Italy (2017) decided after the previous election, that for both countries a clear majority led to the office to share. The Dutch term to expire at the end of this year, as well as those of Sweden and the other European representative. The United States, Russia, China, France and Britain are the permanent members of the Council and have veto power.

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