Norway has secured a place as a non-permanent member on the UN Security Council from 2021 to 2022.
This became clear after the vote in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
Norway, Ireland and Canada have fought for two seats in the Security Council for the countries of the so-called Western group. Ireland and Norway were selected ad Canada had to accept defeat.
Norway has previously held a seat on the Security Council for four times, the last time from 2001 to 2002. Norway launched its candidacy for this year’s elections way back in 2007.
Measures were taken to prevent Coronavirus infection in the UN building during the voting. The UN ambassadors of the member countries were wearing face masks when they showed up to cast their votes.
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