PUSL.- The United Nations General Assembly elected India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway and Kenya as new non-permanent members of the Security Council for the period 2021-2022.
These countries will sit on the SC from January 1, 2021 and will replace South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Belgium and Indonesia.
Mexico and Kenya recognize the SADR and Norway, as well as Ireland, have shown support to the Saharawi people.
All of the new members, except India are in favor of expanding the MINURSO’s (UN mission) , mandate to include human rights in Western Sahara.
India has been one of the countries that import phosphate from the occupied territories of Western Sahara financing indirectly the occupation by paying Morocco for stolen goods.