Kenya will replace South Africa as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council next year.
South Africa’s term will expire on December 31.
India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway have also been elected new non-permanent members of the Security Council.
The Security Council consists of 15 members, of which the USA, Britain, China, Russia and France are the permanent members.
After Kenya failed to unite a two-thirds majority of votes against Djibouti on Wednesday, he managed to defeat Djibouti by 129 votes to 62 on Thursday. He needed 128 votes.
Countries such as Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany and Indonesia’s term in the Security Council is also ending.
Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated the new members of the Security Council on behalf of South Africa. He said South Africa would still work closely with the Security Council.
Ramaphosa said South Africa remains deeply concerned about unilateralism in the world and the danger it poses. The country’s position remains that the UN and the Security Council should play a central role in peace and security in the world.