NEW YORK (United Nations) – Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa took office Wednesday as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council united.
They will occupy this position for two years, while Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and Sweden have just left the Security Council.
The Security Council is the only United Nations body with the power to make decisions, impose sanctions and authorize
the use of force.
It has fifteen members, including five permanent members – United Kingdom, China, France, Russia and the United States – and ten non-permanent members, who are elected by the UN General Assembly for a term of two years. years.