O Brasil costuma contar vantagem por ser eleito membro não-permanente do Conselho de Segurança. A importância disto é bastante questionável basta ver quais países foram eleitos agora. Líbia, Vietnã, Croácia, Costa Rica e Burkina Faso. Se ainda fosse em 1986 ainda haveria alguma graça em ver a Líbia no Conselho de Segurança das Nações Unidas, mas hoje Kadafi deve ser mais inofensivo que o Lula. Pobre Kadafi!
Libya Elected to UN Security Council
Libya has been elected to nonpermanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the years 2008-09 on Tuesday.
Along with Libya, Vietnam, Croatia, Costa Rica and Burkina Faso were also elected to the Security Council.
Libya's UN Ambassador Jadallah Azuz Ettalhi hailed the result as a special moment for the country and told reporters that Libya received 178 "yes" votes in the 192-member General Assembly, a number that indicates Libya’s popularity among the majority of the international community.
"It means I can say we are back to the international community, that all the problems we have faced in the past are now behind us," Ettalhi said.
"I think our relations with the US nowadays are back to normal ... and I think they have not worked against our candidacy. We are sure about that," he said.
"We have fulfilled completely our agreement with the Lockerbie people," he added.
Endorsed by member states of the African Union Libya and Burkina Faso easily obtained a two-thirds majority. Libya played a major role in the establishment of the African Union in 1999 and it is currently pushing hard in order to strengthens this African formidable groups at all levels.
The United States, which had used its influence to foil previous Libyan attempts in 1995 and 2000 to win a coveted seat on the powerful council, took no similar action this year, diplomats from other countries said.
Also elected for terms starting on January 1 were Croatia, which defeated the Czech Republic in a contested race for an East European seat, and Costa Rica, which beat off a challenge from the Dominican Republic for a Latin American place.
Countries that will leave the Security Council on December 31 are Congo Republic, Ghana, Peru, Qatar and Slovakia. Remaining on it are Belgium, Indonesia, Italy, Panama and South Africa.