Germany elected to UN Security Council

DW – June 8, 2018

Germany was voted onto the United Nations Security Council for the sixth time on Friday, after it secured a two-thirds majority in the General Assembly.

The place was effectively guaranteed going into the vote: Germany and Belgium ran unopposed for the two spots in the Western European and Others category. Israel was initially also in the running, but withdrew its bid last month.

Germany received 184 votes from the 190 cast ballots.

Germany’s diplomatic mission to the UN posted a video of its representative celebrating its election to the Security Council.

In a tweet, the German Foreign Office in Berlin said: “We are looking forward to this huge task and responsibility. Many thanks to all those who placed their trust in us. Now let’s get to work!”