UN to decide on Australian seat tomorrow morning

UN to decide on Australian seat tomorrow morning

The UN security Council will vote tomorrow morning, on who will secure a seat on the council for the 2013-2014 period.

It comes as the former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has claimed,  Australia’s bid for a seat on the UN security Council should not have taken as long as it has.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr is in New York, making a last-minute bid to gain support for Australia, before members of the council vote.

Mr Carr says it was always going to be a tough bid for Australia, as we are up against Luxembourg and Finland for a seat on the council, after not holding one for 27 years.

Mr Rudd has told ABC’s Lateline program the role of the council is very important in today’s society, because it’s presence has been expanded, to include 15 global peace keeping operations, 13 political operations and 120,000 peace keepers.

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