Israel Withdraws From Race for UN Security Council Seat

Israel withdrew from a race against Germany and Belgium for two seats on the United Nations Security Council in 2019-20. Israel, Germany and Belgium were competing for two seats allocated to the Western European and Others Group.

Germany and Belgium are now running uncontested, but they still need to win more than two-thirds of the overall General Assembly vote to be elected.
Source- The Guardian

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • Presently, there are 193-member countries in the UN General Assembly.
  • Israel Capital- Jerusalem, Currency- Israeli new shekel, Prime Minister- Benjamin Netanyahu.

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