Pakistan is positioned to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the 2024 elections, backed by unanimous support from the Asia Pacific Group. While non-permanent members don’t hold veto powers, they can block decisions made by the committee imposing sanctions on terrorists through consensus.
If elected, Pakistan could influence decisions regarding terrorists, eliminating the need to rely on China. Pakistan is expected to align closely with China on the Council, countering South Korea, which holds the other Asia seat until 2025.
Despite its consensus candidacy, Pakistan needs two-thirds of the 193-member General Assembly’s votes to win. The elections will be held in mid-2024, and the competition could intensify if other regional candidates challenge Pakistan’s candidacy.