Tuesday has been declared a public holiday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsavles, speaking on the ULP sponsored shake up program aired on WE FM today.

The decision comes after St. Vincent and the Grenadines was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, to serve for a period of two years effective January 1st 2020.

SVG received 185 out of 191 votes – with the entrance for non-permanent membership being 128 votes.

In response to the votes Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said the support by the non permanent members (Russia, France, China, United Kingdom and the United States) was overwhelming.

More than 60 United Nations Member States have never been members of the Security Council and SVG made its first bid this year – after announcing a decade ago its decision to do so.

The UN Security Council is composed of 15 members – five permanent members (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) while there are 10 non Security Council.

The staff at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations – was lead by Ambassador Rhonda King who hosted a number of activities at the UN headquarters to raise awareness.

The UN Security Council is composed of 15 members – five permanent members (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) while there are 10 non-permanent Security Council members.

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