On October 15, Egypt was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), with an impressive 179 votes. Egypt ran uncontested for one of the two African seats up for elections this year.
This will be the fifth term for the country on the UNSC, with the previous terms being in 1949-1950, 1961- 1962, 1984-1985 and 1996-1997. Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay will also be joining the UN Security Council for this term, replacing Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria. The newly elected members will join the other five non-permanent council members: Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and