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UN / SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELECTION

The General Assembly elected Viet Nam, Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Estonia as non-permanent members to the Security Council for a period of two years. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELECTION
TRT: 04:24
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 JUNE 2019, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

07 JUNE 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. Wide shot, ballot distribution
4. Various shots, candidates’ delegations
5. Wide shot, ballot boxes on the GA stage
6. Various shots, ballot collection
7. Med shot, Romania delegation
8. Wide shot, ballot boxes on the GA stage
9. Wide shot, delegations
10. SOUNDBITE (English) María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President, United Nations General Assembly:
“Vietnam, 192 votes.”
11. Med shot, delegates applauding
12. SOUNDBITE (English) María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President, United Nations General Assembly:
“Niger, 191 votes.”
13. Med shot, delegates applauding
14. SOUNDBITE (English) María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President, United Nations General Assembly:
“Tunisia, 191 votes.”
15. Med shot, delegates applauding
16. SOUNDBITE (English) María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President, United Nations General Assembly:
“Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 185 votes.”
17. Med shot, delegates applauding
18. SOUNDBITE (English) María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President, United Nations General Assembly:
“Estonia, 132 votes.”
19. Med shot, delegates applauding
20. Pan left, General Assembly
21. Wide shot, Viet Nam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung at podium
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Lê Hoài Trung, Deputy Foreign Minister, Viet Nam:
“As Vietnam went through decades of war, we hope that we can bring to the Council the experience of Vietnam, a country that has been able to rebuild the country after the war, and deal with many other issues after the war, including landmines.”
23. Wide shot, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves at podium
24. SOUNDBITE (English) Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
“Saint Vincent and the Grenadines views this as a historic occasion. We are the smallest country ever to be elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. We stand steadfast on the fundamental principles of this organization, which was founded on the aftermath of the Second World War, to bring about peace and security.”
25. Wide shot, Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui at the podium
26. SOUNDBITE (English) Khemaies Jhinaoui, Foreign Minister, Tunisia:
“Tunisia, a nation in democracy, which has made major strides in the last few years in building new democratic system, will be the voice for human rights, and will be also the voice for the role women and women in contributing to peacebuilding and peace settlement.”
27. Wide shot, Niger’s Foreign Minister Kalla Ankouraou at the podium
28. SOUNDBITE (French) Kalla Ankouraou, Foreign Minister, Niger:
“Our priority is - as you know I come from a state of the Sahel region – it is the fight against terrorism. Today this is no higher priority than this one in the world. Obviously, what does this call for? It calls for fighting the causes of terrorism which are mainly the result of underdevelopment.”
29. Wide shot, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid at the podium
30. SOUNDBITE (English) Kersti Kaljulaid, President, Estonia:
“It’s a long journey for our country. We regained independence 30 years ago and we now felt we are ready to take responsibility, take part in even these very hard, the hardest, debates we have in the multilateral system, the Security Council.”
31. Wide shot, end of press encounter

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Storyline

The General Assembly today (7 Jun) elected Viet Nam, Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Estonia as non-permanent members to the Security Council for a period of two years.

There were seven candidates running for five seats: Viet Nam for the Asia-Pacific Group, Niger and Tunisia for the African Group, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and El Salvador for the Latin American and the Caribbean Group, Estonia and Romania for the Eastern European Group.

The result of the secret ballot was as follows: Viet Nam received 192 votes, Niger: 191, Tunisia: 191, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 185 votes, and Estonia: 132 votes.

The election went on a second round for the seat of the Eastern European Group contested by Estonia and Romania.

After the vote, Viet Nam’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Lê Hoài Trung, said, “as Vietnam went through decades of war, we hope that we can bring to the Council the experience of Vietnam, a country that has been able to rebuild the country after the war, and deal with many other issues after the war, including landmines.”

The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, said, “Saint Vincent and the Grenadines views this as a historic occasion. We are the smallest country ever to be elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. We stand steadfast on the fundamental principles of this organization, which was founded on the aftermath of the Second World War, to bring about peace and security.”

Tunisia’s Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, said, “Tunisia, a nation in democracy, which has made major strides in the last few years in building new democratic system, will be the voice for human rights, and will be also the voice for the role women and women in contributing to peacebuilding and peace settlement.”

Niger’s Foreign Minister, Kalla Ankouraou, said, “our priority is - as you know I come from a state of the Sahel region – it is the fight against terrorism. Today this is no higher priority than this one in the world. Obviously, what does this call for? It calls for fighting the causes of terrorism which are mainly the result of underdevelopment.”

For her part, the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, said, “it’s a long journey for our country. We regained independence 30 years ago and we now felt we are ready to take responsibility, take part in even these very hard, the hardest, debates we have in the multilateral system, the Security Council.”

All five non-permanent members of the Security Council will start their mandate on 1 January 2020. They will replace Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial-Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland whose mandates expire on 31 December 2019.

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