Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia new members of UNSC 2017
Netherlands and Italy agreed to split the two-year term.
The Netherlands and Italy agreed to split the two-year term, beginning from January 1st, 2017 after they were tied with 95 votes each.
The UN Security Council is made up of 10 elected members - five voted on each year and five permanent veto-powers that include the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia. The council is the only U.N. body that can make legally binding decisions.