NZ's UN Security Council seat is 'voice for small nations'

New Zealand’s 10-year campaign to win a two-year seat on the UN Security Council paid off with a two-thirds majority in the first round of voting.

New Zealand’s 145 votes out of 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly was greeted with acclamation.

Prime Minister John Key describes the election as a victory for small nations that make up over half the UN membership.

 

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