On 9 June 2022, Switzerland was elected to sit on the 15-member United Nations Security Council with 14 other nations from 2023 to 2024.
The result was largely expected. Only one candidate stood for each of the five regional seats available this year. Switzerland received 187 favourable votes out of a possible 190. Votes are anonymous so which countries abstained is unknown.
The other four entrants to the Security Council next year are Ecuador, Japan, Malta and Mozambique. The role is a first for both Mozambique and Switzerland. The Security Council seat comes 20 years after Switzerland became a member of the United Nations.
By LE NEWS the 10 June 2022