Australia becomes non-permanent member of UN Security Council

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    AFTER a four-year campaign, the Australian government this morning triumphed in its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council in New York.

    Australia won 140 votes in a three-round contest competing with Finland and Luxembourg for two Security Council seats.

    In a campaign started by former prime minister Kevin Rudd in 2008, the Gillard government had been trying to persuade 193 countries in the UN to support its case.

    It is the first time since 1986 that Australia has scored a seat on the UN Security Council.

    Australia has previously held positions on the Security Council four times since the post-war creation of the UN in 1946. The most recent was during the Hawke Government in 1986.

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    And South Korea replaced India in UNSC :gangnam: :gangnam:
     

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