Canada on Wednesday, lost out to two european countries, for a seat in the United Nations Security Council, after Norway and Ireland have been selected to join the U. N.’s powerful decision-making body in the place.
Canada was passed in spite of a strong surge of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to The Associated Press.
The elections would take place under unorthodox circumstances, due to the sars coronavirus pandemic.
A two-thirds majority of 128 votes were required to win a seat. Norway has received 130, the Ireland won 128 votes, and Canada was able to pull in 108.
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This marked Canada’s second straight defeat in an attempt to win a seat, because the country will once again go home empty-handed.
Have a seat on the Security Council of the U. N. typically gives a nation more powerful word to say in world affairs, and it allows you to be more involved when the organization is dealing with international threats.
The five permanent members of the Security Council are the united States, China, Russia, France and great Britain. Having the status of permanent resident means a nation may exercise a right of veto on any significant resolution.
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In canada, the Minister of Foreign affairs of François-Philippe Champagne has refused to talk with The AP, but said that he is proud of the efforts made by the country in recent years ” to renew and strengthen many of our bilateral relations. ”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.