close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Chile takes seat at UNSC

 Chile took its seat at the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) as a non-permanent member of the international body till Dec 31, 2015.



Santiago: Chile took its seat at the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) as a non-permanent member of the international body till Dec 31, 2015.

It marked the fifth time the South American nation has been invited to sit on the council and help uphold the UN`s "principles of non-intervention and respect for international treaties", Chile`s foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

During the 68th UN General Assembly held in New York, Chile`s bid to sit on the council received unanimous backing of fellow Latin American countries, as well as countries in other parts of the world, Xinhua reported.

In addition to Chile, other non-permanent members joining the council for the next two years included Chad, Lithuania and Nigeria.

Chile previously sat on the UNSC from 1952-1953, 1961-1962, 1996-1997 and 2003-2004.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels