The UN General Assembly has elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year.

Those elected will fill seats to be vacated on 31 December by Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria.  Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela will continue to serve as elected Council members during 2016, completing the second year of their respective terms.  All new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2016.

The five non-permanent members were elected according to the following pattern: three seats for African and Asia-Pacific States, one seat for Latin American and Caribbean States, and one seat for Eastern European States. All of the five new members met the required two-thirds majority and were elected in the first and only round of voting.

Meanwhile, NATO will decide the future scope of the alliance mission in Afghanistan in coming weeks.

This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this while speaking in Montenegro.

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