Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.23 ZAR (03 August 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.23 ZAR (03 August 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).

South Africa elected to UN Security Council

Friday, June 8, 2018

Reuters

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted to elect Germany, Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia for a two-year term on the Security Council starting on 1 January 2019.

Indonesia drew more votes than the Maldives in the only contested election; the other four candidates ran unopposed.

Uncontested candidates still need to win more than two-thirds of the overall General Assembly vote to be elected.

The council is the only UN body that can make legally binding decisions and has the power to impose sanctions and authorize the use of force.














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