Australia wins seat on UN Security Council

Australia wins seat on UN Security Council

Australia has won a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council for two years, after seucring 140 votes.

Australia beat out Finland and Luxembourg in the first round of voting for the first of two seats available in the “Western European and Others” group.

Argentina, Rwanda, South Korea, and Luxembourg  join Australia as temporary members of the UN Security Council for 2013 and 2014, following two rounds of voting.

Federal Foreign Minister Bob Carr says it’s a proud day for the nation.

Australia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Gary Quinlan, says the role of Australia as a temporary member should not be underestimated, and the country is up to the challenge

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