Updated on 8 June 2019



Security Council members which belong to the ACT group

When the “Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group for better working methods for today’s UN Security Council” (ACT) was launched in 2013, it was initially made up of twenty-one States:  Austria, Chile, Costa Rica, Estonia, Finland, Gabon, Hungary, Ireland, Jordan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, and Uruguay.  In subsequent months, Denmark, Ghana, Luxembourg, Maldives, Rwanda, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines joined ACT, bringing the total membership to 27 States.  Then in 2015, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tanzania, ceased to be members.


Thus presently 25 States belong to ACT, with a regional composition as follows: 


Africa (4):  Gabon, Ghana, Maldives, Rwanda


Asia-Pacific (3):  Jordan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia


Eastern Europe (3):  Estonia, Hungary, Slovenia


Latin America and Caribbean States (4):  Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Uruguay


Western Europe and Other States (11):  Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland


Of these 25 ACT members, only one country, Peru, has served on the Security Council in 2019.  In 2020, Estonia will be the sole ACT member sitting on the Council.  


(This update supplements page 677 and footnote 6 on page 681 of the book.)