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Friday, 3 January 2014

Nigeria Takes New UN Security Council Seat

Nigeria on New Year’s Day returned to the United Nations Security Council, just two years after she last served as a member. She is one of Africa’s two new members, the other being Chad. They will complete their current term on December 31, 2015. It is not clear why Nigeria chose to seek a Security Council seat so soon after her last term, and the government has yet to clarify the priorities it will pursue during the period. The Security Council, which has responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, comprises 15 members. Its five permanent members are China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States; of the other 10, five are elected annually for a term of two years each.

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