Germany has been re-elected to the UN’s Security Council. MEP and member of the Green Party Barbara Lochbihler tells #theday is a sign of trust between the UN and Germany and is thanks to the stabilizing roll Germany plays in world affairs.
The United Nations has voted to give Germany a two-year seat on the Security Council. Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia will take up the remaining non-permanent places.
The UN Security Council has placed a global asset freeze and travel ban on the smugglers and traffickers. The Council said Libya's authorities were in favor of the sanctions and want more names added to the list.
Competition for two seats on the UN Security Council has eased after Israel withdrew its bid to join the 15-member body. The move means Germany and Belgium will run unopposed for a pair of nonpermanent positions.
With Germany's global profile on the rise, its bid for a nonpermanent UN Security Council seat was well received in New York. But a reported deal that would guarantee a seat for Israel has cast a shadow over the effort.
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