The UAE has been elected to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2022-2023 term by winning 179 votes out of the total 190 cast by the General Assembly members, UN news reports.
According to the report, the Emirates will replace Tunisia in the Asia-Pacific slot when the mandate begins on 1 January 2022.
UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said the "election of the UAE to the Security Council for the period 2022-2023 reflects its active diplomacy… and its international standing."
Sheikh Mohammed shared via Twitter that the achievement is "all thanks to the Emirati diplomatic team led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed. We look forward to an effective, positive and active membership in the UN Security Council."
Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana are other nations that ran unchallenged for two-year terms in the UNSC.