UNSC: India Elected as Temporary Member

India elected as a temporary member of United Nation Security Council, 184 votes in favor

The presence of the Security Council increases the scope of any country to interfere and dominate the UN system. In such a situation, it is very important for India to reach the Security Council after 8 years.

India was elected a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 8th time on Wednesday. 

India will remain as a temporary member of the Security Council between 2021-22. Prior to this, India has carried out this responsibility in 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85, 1991-92, and 2011-12. 

The presence of the Security Council increases the scope of any country to interfere and dominate the UN system. In such a situation, it is very important for India to reach the Security Council after 8 years.

However, Pakistan is extremely upset by this. Pakistan has said that India’s selection of a temporary member of the Security Council in the United Nations is a matter of concern. 

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mohammad Qureshi has said that it is not a big deal for India to join the Security Council temporarily. It does not matter. But it is definitely a concern for the US. 

There are 15 countries The United Security Council is the most important part of the United Nations in the Security Council, which maintains the balance of power all over the world. 

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This Security Council consists of a total of 15 countries, out of which five countries have permanent membership. These countries are America, Russia, France, Britain, and China. 

Apart from this, ten other countries have temporary membership of the Security Council and along with these countries, India has also become a part of the Security Council.

Countries that are part of the UNSC with Year

Algeria 

1968 – 1969 , 1988 – 1989 , 2004 – 2005

Angola 

2003 – 2004 , 2015 – 2016

Argentina 

1948 – 1949 , 1959 – 1960 , 1966 – 1967 , 1971 – 1972 , 1987 – 1988 , 1994 – 1995 , 1999 – 2000 , 2005 – 2006 , 2013 – 2014

Australia 

1946 – 1947 , 1956 – 1957 , 1973 – 1974 , 1985 – 1986 , 2013 – 2014

Austria 

1973 – 1974 , 1991 – 1992 , 2009 – 2010

Azerbaijan 

2012 – 2013

Bahrain 

1998 – 1999

Bangladesh 

1979 – 1980 , 2000 – 2001

Belarus 

1974 – 1975

Belgium 

1947 – 1948 , 1955 – 1956 , 1971 – 1972 , 1991 – 1992 , 2007 – 2008 , 2019 – 2020

Benin 

1976 – 1977 , 2004 – 2005

Bolivia 

1964 – 1965 , 1978 – 1979 , 2017 – 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina 

2010 – 2011

Botswana 

1995 – 1996

Brazil 

1946 – 1947 , 1951 – 1952 , 1954 – 1955 , 1963 – 1964 , 1967 – 1968 , 1988 – 1989 , 1993 – 1994 , 1998 – 1999 , 2004 – 2005 , 2010 – 2011

Bulgaria 

1966 – 1967 , 1986 – 1987 , 2002 – 2003

Burkina Faso 

1984 – 1985 , 2008 – 2009

Burundi 

1970 – 1971

Cabo Verde 

1992 – 1993

Cameroon 

1974 – 1975 , 2002 – 2003

Canada 

1948 – 1949 , 1958 – 1959 , 1967 – 1968 , 1977 – 1978 , 1989 – 1990 , 1999 – 2000

Ceylon (see Sri Lanka)

Chad 

2014 – 2015

Chile 

1952 – 1953 , 1961 – 1962 , 1996 – 1997 , 2003 – 2004 , 2014 – 2015

China – Permanent Member 

Colombia 

1947 – 1948 , 1953 – 1954 , 1957 – 1958 , 1969 – 1970 , 1989 – 1990 , 2001 – 2002 , 2011 – 2012

Congo 

1986 – 1987 , 2006 – 2007

Costa Rica 

1974 – 1975 , 1997 – 1998 , 2008 – 2009

Côte d’Ivoire 

1964 – 1965 , 1990 – 1991 , 2018 – 2019

Croatia 

2008 – 2009

Cuba 

1949 – 1950 , 1956 – 1957 , 1990 – 1991

Czech Republic 

1994 – 1995

Czechoslovakia 

1964 , 1978 – 1979

Democratic Republic of the Congo 

1982 – 1983 , 1990 – 1991

Denmark 

1953 – 1954 , 1967 – 1968 , 1985 – 1986 , 2005 – 2006

Djibouti 

1993 – 1994

Dominican Republic 

2019 – 2020

Ecuador 

1950 – 1951 , 1960 – 1961 , 1991 – 1992

Egypt 

1946 , 1949 – 1950 , 1984 – 1985 , 1996 – 1997 , 2016 – 2017

Equatorial Guinea 

2018 – 2019

Estonia

2020-2021

Ethiopia 

1967 – 1968 , 1989 – 1990 , 2017 – 2018

Finland 

1969 – 1970 , 1989 – 1990

France – Permanent Member 

Gabon 

1978 – 1979 , 1998 – 1999 , 2010 – 2011

Gambia 

1998 – 1999

German Democratic Republic (see Germany)

Germany 

1977 – 1978 , 1987 – 1988 , 1995 – 1996 , 2003 – 2004 , 2011 – 2012 , 2019 – 2020

Ghana 

1962 – 1963 , 1986 – 1987 , 2006 – 2007

Greece 

1952 – 1953 , 2005 – 2006

Guatemala 

2012 – 2013

Guinea 

1972 – 1973 , 2002 – 2003

Guinea-Bissau 

1996 – 1997

Guyana 

1975 – 1976 , 1982 – 1983

Honduras 

1995 – 1996

Hungary 

1968 – 1969 , 1992 – 1993

India 

1950 – 1951 , 1967 – 1968 , 1972 – 1973 , 1977 – 1978 , 1984 – 1985 , 1991 – 1992 , 2011 – 2012

Indonesia 

1973 – 1974 , 1995 – 1996 , 2007 – 2008 , 2019 – 2020

Iran (Islamic Republic of) 

1955 – 1956

Iraq 

1957 – 1958 , 1974 – 1975

Ireland 

1962 , 1981 – 1982 , 2001 – 2002

Italy 

1959 – 1960 , 1971 – 1972 , 1975 – 1976 , 1987 – 1988 , 1995 – 1996 , 2007 – 2008 , 2017 ,

Ivory Coast (see Côte d’Ivoire)

Jamaica 

1979 – 1980 , 2000 – 2001

Japan 

1958 – 1959 , 1966 – 1967 , 1971 – 1972 , 1975 – 1976 , 1981 – 1982 , 1987 – 1988 , 1992 – 1993 , 1997 – 1998 , 2005 – 2006 , 2009 – 2010 , 2016 – 2017

Jordan 

1965 – 1966 , 1982 – 1983 , 2014 – 2015

Kazakhstan 

2017 – 2018

Kenya 

1973 – 1974 , 1997 – 1998

Kuwait 

1978 – 1979 , 2018 – 2019

Lebanon 

1953 – 1954 , 2010 – 2011

Liberia 

1961

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 

1976 – 1977 , 2008 – 2009

Lithuania 

2014 – 2015

Luxembourg 

2013 – 2014

Madagascar 

1985 – 1986

Malaysia 

1965 , 1989 – 1990 , 1999 – 2000 , 2015 – 2016

Mali 

1966 – 1967 , 2000 – 2001

Malta 

1983 – 1984

Mauritania 

1974 – 1975

Mauritius 

1977 – 1978 , 2001 – 2002

Mexico 

1946 , 1980 – 1981 , 2002 – 2003 , 2009 – 2010

Morocco 

1963 – 1964 , 1992 – 1993 , 2012 – 2013

Namibia 

1999 – 2000

Nepal 

1969 – 1970 , 1988 – 1989

Netherlands 

1946 , 1951 – 1952 , 1965 – 1966 , 1983 – 1984 , 1999 – 2000 , 2018 ,

New Zealand 

1954 – 1955 , 1966 , 1993 – 1994 , 2015 – 2016

Nicaragua 

1970 – 1971 , 1983 – 1984

Niger 

1980 – 1981, 2020-2021

Nigeria 

1966 – 1967 , 1978 – 1979 , 1994 – 1995 , 2010 – 2011 , 2014 – 2015

Norway 

1949 – 1950 , 1963 – 1964 , 1979 – 1980 , 2001 – 2002

Oman 

1994 – 1995

Pakistan 

1952 – 1953 , 1968 – 1969 , 1976 – 1977 , 1983 – 1984 , 1993 – 1994 , 2003 – 2004 , 2012 – 2013

Panama 

1958 – 1959 , 1972 – 1973 , 1976 – 1977 , 1981 – 1982 , 2007 – 2008

Paraguay 

1968 – 1969

Peru 

1955 – 1956 , 1973 – 1974 , 1984 – 1985 , 2006 – 2007 , 2018 – 2019

Philippines 

1957 , 1963 , 1980 – 1981 , 2004 – 2005 ,

Poland 

1946 – 1947 , 1960 , 1970 – 1971 , 1982 – 1983 , 1996 – 1997 , 2018 – 2019 ,

Portugal 

1979 – 1980 , 1997 – 1998 , 2011 – 2012

Qatar 

2006 – 2007

Republic of Korea 

1996 – 1997 , 2013 – 2014

Romania 

1962 , 1976 – 1977 , 1990 – 1991 , 2004 – 2005

Russian Federation – Permanent Member 

Rwanda 

1994 – 1995 , 2013 – 2014

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

2020-2021

Saudi Arabia (declined to take the seat – see A/68/599)

Senegal 

1968 – 1969 , 1988 – 1989 , 2016 – 2017

Sierra Leone 

1970 – 1971

Singapore 

2001 – 2002

Slovakia 

2006 – 2007

Slovenia 

1998 – 1999

Somalia 

1971 – 1972

South Africa 

2007 – 2008 , 2011 – 2012 , 2019 – 2020

Spain 

1969 – 1970 , 1981 – 1982 , 1993 – 1994 , 2003 – 2004 , 2015 – 2016

Sri Lanka 

1960 – 1961

Sudan 

1972 – 1973

Sweden 

1957 – 1958 , 1975 – 1976 , 1997 – 1998 , 2017 – 2018

Syrian Arab Republic 

1947 – 1948 , 1970 – 1971 , 2002 – 2003

Thailand 

1985 – 1986

Togo 

1982 – 1983 , 2012 – 2013

Trinidad and Tobago 

1985 – 1986

Tunisia 

1959 – 1960 , 1980 – 1981 , 2000 – 2001, 2020-2021

Turkey 

1951 – 1952 , 1954 – 1955 , 1961 , 2009 – 2010

Uganda 

1966 , 1981 – 1982 , 2009 – 2010

Ukraine 

1948 – 1949 , 1984 – 1985 , 2000 – 2001 , 2016 – 2017

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (see Russian Federation)

United Arab Emirates 

1986 – 1987

United Arab Republic 

1961 – 1962

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Permanent Member 

United Republic of Tanzania 

1975 – 1976 , 2005 – 2006

United States of America – Permanent Member 

Uruguay 

1965 – 1966 , 2016 – 2017

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 

1962 – 1963 , 1977 – 1978 , 1986 – 1987 , 1992 – 1993 , 2015 – 2016

Viet Nam 

2008 – 2009, 2020-2021

Yemen 

1990 – 1991

Yugoslavia 

1950 – 1951 , 1956 , 1972 – 1973 , 1988 – 1989

Zaire (see Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Zambia 

1969 – 1970 , 1979 – 1980 , 1987 – 1988

Zimbabwe 

1983 – 1984 , 1991 – 1992

List of all countries which have never been elected as members of the Security Council since 1946.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Comoros
  • Cyprus
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • North Macedonia
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu