Ethiopia becomes a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council
Tigrai Online, Ethiopian News, June 28, 2016
Ethiopia becomes non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council by vote of 185 out of 190
Ethiopia is elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Ethiopia has been trying to get a sit in the world body for quite some time now. The anti peace and anti Ethiopian elements of Ethiopian Diaspora with help of the Eritrean government were lobbying to stop Ethiopia from joining the UN as a non-permanent member.
Despite the futile attempts of Ethiopia’s arch enemies, Ethiopia was elected by the UN General Assembly in New York City by a land-slide vote of 185 votes out of 190. Ethiopia will represent the continent of Africa for the next two years in the Security Council. This is a wonderful good news for Ethiopians and the African people, but not so good news for the cornered PFDJ regime in Eritrea.
Ethiopia’s influence has been steadily growing in the international arena since the EPRDF came to power. Ethiopia is one the biggest contributor of peacekeepers in the world. Ethiopian peacekeepers are serving under the UN flag throughout Africa as we speak. Ethiopia is the only country in the world to be selected by two warring parties, Sudan and South Sudan. Bothe countries trusted the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian soldiers to serve as peacekeepers separating their forces.
Ethiopia is one of the founders of the League of Nations founded in January 10, 1920 which later became the United Nations.
Ethiopia’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council is extremely important for Ethiopia. Many UN resolutions are adapted or voted down in this international organization.