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Ireland wins seat on UN Security Council - BBC
The Republic of Ireland has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2021/22.

It secured the 128 votes needed in the 191-nation General Assembly in New York to win a two year non-permanent seat.

Norway has also secured a seat after a vote by the UN General Assembly.

The 15-member council has five permanent members - the US, UK, France, Russia and China - and 10 non-permanent seats, filled on a rotating basis.

Taoiseach (Irish prime minster) Leo Varadkar said Ireland's return to the council "is a recognition of our work on the world stage over many decades".


Canada was a contender too, but lost its bid.
by Bernard on Thu Jun 18th, 2020 at 02:54:05 PM EST
Sadly, Ireland won its seat just as the Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government.

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