October 15, 2009 / 4:03 PM / 9 years ago

Five countries elected to UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council, at a summit chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama, votes unanimously to approve a resolution calling on nuclear weapons states to scrap their arsenals during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Segar

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday elected Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria to serve on the Security Council in 2010 and 2011.

From January 1, they will replace Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia, Libya and Vietnam as non-veto-holding members of the 15-nation body.

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