The result represented a record, with the landslide one of the largest in the history of the United Nations. Trung said for its term as a Council member, Việt Nam will focus on promoting multilateralism and international law, cooperation between the Council and regional organisations, post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding, as well as civilian protection during conflicts. This marks the second time Việt Nam has won the position on the council, following its first stint during the 2008-2009 period. As the only candidate representing Asia-Pacific, Việt Nam was set to replace Kuwait at the UNSC from January 1, 2020. As one of the six major UN organs, the UN Security Council has 15 members, including five permanent and the remaining 10 with two-year tenures.
Source: Viet Nam News June 07, 2019 16:41 UTC