Both candidates were elected by acclamation during a brief organizational meeting held at UN Headquarters in here, during which the Council also adopted its provisional agenda.
The Trusteeship Council is a principal organ of the UN, created to administer 11 Trust Territories placed under the Organization's care at its founding in 1945. The Council suspended operations when the last UN Trust Territory, Palau, attained independence in 1994.
Membership of the Council now comprises the five permanent members of the Security Council - China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. The Council's future role is under consideration as part of the broader reform of the UN and the Security Council.
--IBNS (Posted on 17-08-2013)