Luxembourg was elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2013 to 2014
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2013 to 2014.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn took part in the elections held in the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on the 18th of October.
Luxembourg, a member of the regional grouping of Western European and Other States (Western European and Other States Group, WEOG), was elected in the second round by 131 votes.
The Grand Duchy, a founding member of the United Nations, had applied for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council with other 10 states in March 2001.
Today, Luxembourg is the second ranking amongst the countries whose levels of official development assistance (ODA) exceeds the United Nations target of 0.7% of gross national income (GNI). In 2010, Luxembourg’s ODA amounted to 1.09% of GNI and the Luxembourg authorities are committed to continuing this support.