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Will the Global South be given a Permanent Voice at the United Nations Security Council?

The United Nations Security Council election will be held on 18 October 2012 during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The elections are for five non-permanent seats on the Security Council for two-year mandates. The new members will take up their seats on 1 January 2013 and will serve on the Security Council through 31 December 2014. The five seats up for election in 2012 will be distributed regionally: one seat for the African Group, currently held by South Africa; one seat for the Group of Asia and the…