Luxembourg elected to the Security Council for the mandate 2013-2014
On 18 October 2012, Luxembourg has been elected by the United Nations General Assembly as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the mandate 2013-2014. Five non-permanent seats had to be allocated. Argentina, Australia, the Republic of Korea and Rwanda have also been elected. Luxembourg was elected in the second round of voting, where it obtained 131 votes.
As of 1st January 2013, Luxembourg will serve for the first time in its history as a non-permanent member on the Security Council.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn took part in the election and warmly thanked all the Member States of the United Nations for their support to Luxembourg’s candidature.