24 October, in New York at the UN General Assembly meeting was held the repeated voting on elections of the last non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council from the Group of Eastern European States. Under the rules, elections of non-permanent seats are held by secret ballot. At this place were the three countries-Azerbaijan, Hungary and Slovenia. After Hungary had withdrawn its candidature to the vote were made by Azerbaijan and Slovenia. During the first round of voting on Azerbaijan scored 116 votes, and Slovenia-77. However, because neither side had gained the necessary 129 votes, was appointed as the new round of voting. But even before the beginning of the next round of balloting, the Slovenian Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar, said that his country had withdrawn its candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

As a result, during the last vote, Azerbaijan for the first time in its history became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council on the 2012-2013 biennium. For Azerbaijan voted 155 countries, 24 countries abstaining, 13 still voted for the snâvšuû candidate Slovenia. As we have informed, earlier on the outcome of the vote, new non-permanent members of the UN SECURITY COUNCIL have also become Guatemala, Morocco, Togo and Pakistan. The UN Security Council consists of five permanent members of the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China and the 10 non-permanent members which are elected for two years. Unlike the permanent members, they do not have veto power, but in other matters have equal rights with the five permanent UN Security Council member countries.

Still in the process of nomination of Azerbaijan in non-permanent members of the UN Security Council and the voting period, several Russian and Armenian media with fear expressed about the prospects of the drop-down before the official Baku, in the case of membership in the UN Security Council. The main idea of such fears, is that Azerbaijan can use its membership of the Security Council as a lever of pressure on Armenia regarding permissions more than 20 years of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorny Karabakh conflict. For example, a Russian expert, President of the scientific society of kavkazovedov, leading researcher of the Institute of world economy and international relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO) Alexander Krylov, in an interview with the Armenian media considered that "the UN Security Council seeking to Azerbaijan to" nasolit′ "Armenia".

In the view of Krylov for 20 years, Azerbaijan has made very significant progress on the international scene and its neighbours should not be overlooked that fact. According to him, voting results were a clear example. "Can relate to in one way or the other countries without sympathy, but very dangerous to underestimate the potential of the neighbour, the more so if relations with it, there are big problems," said Krylov. "Tribune UN Security Council gives new opportunities for diplomatic and media war against Armenia. This war is being waged by Azerbaijan for many years and gradually yielding results. All of Europe with translated into many languages of Azerbaijan literature. Against the backdrop of the passivity of the Armenian side, Azerbaijan implements its own understanding of the history of the conflict, moving to discredit Armenia as the aggressor State "and" occupier "wings. Expert's opinion, in the case of Azerbaijan the status of non-permanent seat on the UN SECURITY COUNCIL, will begin a "new diplomatic offensive in favour of Armenia". "This will be done in order to achieve its unilateral concessions and then the capitulation on the issue of Karabakh," said Senior researcher of the IMEMO, pointing to evidence that Azerbaijan in a non-permanent seat on the UN SECURITY COUNCIL will create many additional problems, Armenia. In the view of Krylov, in terms of political lobbying, the diversity of advocacy of war, scale image events etc., Azerbaijani experience could prove valuable for Armenia.

Another Russian expert-browser BakuToday Stanislav Tarasov, a different view and believes that "hardly non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council will Azerbaijan towards the settlement of the Karabakh conflict in their favour." "For Azerbaijan, the status of non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council is the question the international prestige of the country. Therefore, recruited them at the first election 113 votes, including the voice of Russia, can be attributed to a particular success of Azerbaijan diplomacy. Moreover, Azerbaijan played a significant role in promoting cooperation in prikaspijsko-Caucasus region, where the unfolding complex geopolitical processes. But this in its broadest context. If we talk about the new features in the case of election to the non-permanent members of the UN SECURITY COUNCIL, in terms of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, say in its favour, it is unlikely that this membership will advance Baku in this direction. Moreover, Azerbaijan can more actively push towards the adoption of the OSCE Minsk Group already developed principles for the resolution of this conflict, "said Stanislav Tarasov.

However, in this respect the position of the official Baku immediately after the vote and electing non-permanent member of the UN SECURITY COUNCIL Azerbaijan in New York said Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. "Azerbaijan there were some issues that can be put on the agenda of the UN Security Council. One of the major issues is the question of international security and peace, "said Mamedyarov. Minister as other important issues highlighted the issues of assistance to poor countries, the environment and multiculturalism: "as a country with a strong and developed economies, we understand that to help poor countries".

With regard to the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, the Minister stated that "the introduction of this item in the agenda of the Security Council depends not only on our desire and will, as well as from all involved parties in the conflict". That is, the head of Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry made it clear that official Baku will continue in the same format as part of MG OSCE peace talks to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Possibly, continuation of the negotiations within the OSCE MINSK GROUP format and was one of the conditions for Azerbaijan on the part of the major powers, primarily the United States and Russia, in exchange for support for Azerbaijan in non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. It should be noted that the United States and Russia are the OSCE mg Co-Chairmen countries to resolve the Karabakh conflict. From Russia with Azerbaijan agreed transit routes of gas supply in Europe, which Moscow apparently was never originally intended to hinder membership of Azerbaijan in the UN SECURITY COUNCIL. About the position and interests of the United States on the ballot in New York, we say, coupled with the third co-chair-France.

In fact, on a vote in the UN Security Council the French side at first did not allow Azerbaijan to recruit the required number of votes. According to the American Portal "Reporter", citing diplomatic sources, it became known that over the past weekend in New York, French diplomats lobbied actively worldwide candidature of Slovenia for electing non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Next, regarding the voting American Edition says: "after a suspension vote continued. With each new round of Azerbaijan was at his side more and more countries. According to observers, the victory of Baku was close. However, the intervention of France, made for simultaneous interpretation into French, had actually discontinued offensive status vote in favor of Baku. As a result, the election postponed on Monday. But in the end, Slovenia had withdrawn its candidature, apparently at the insistence of the United States, which at the last moment, on the sidelines of the Security Council supported the candidacy of Azerbaijan.

The reason for this behavior, United States, tried to explain in an interview with political scientist Zardusht Alizade of Azerbaijan SalamNews. According to political scientist, the "last word" in the matter of non-permanent membership of Azerbaijan in the UN Security Council to the United States. "I think that among the issues recently addressed by senior diplomats during a visit to Baku was sensing views-would support or not Azerbaijan, entitled Palestine be a full member of the United Nations," he said. When Azerbaijan recognizes Palestinian independence, he continued, the United States and the country-state voters along with them, would abstain from voting in support of candidates of Azerbaijan in non-permanent members of the Security Council, a political scientist. According to z. Alizadeh, the past 20 years have shown that the UN as an international structure, has lost its power and influence in the world. "Membership in the UN Security Council to Azerbaijan would not work, the results of this step are equal to absolute zero," the expert said, adding that membership in the Council will not be able to affect the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

How true judgment z. Alizadeh that on the sidelines of the Security Council between American and Azerbaijani sides held talks on full membership to Palestine in the UN, time will tell. In any case, we can say that Azerbaijan, has shown once again that has its place and weight not only regional but also international policies, in particular in such sensitive areas as the Arab-Israeli. Another of the interesting nuances that took place in the race for a seat in the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, revealed to the public, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, speaking 24 October during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country. "Perhaps the Azerbaijani public is not aware of this. I can say that at the preliminary stage of Armenia along with us also made his candidacy. However, a few months ago, probably there thought and realized that they were not in a position to compete with Azerbaijan in the diplomatic arena, and very quietly, quietly withdrew his candidacy, "said the Azerbaijani President.

Ilham Aliyev expressed hope that in the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorny Karabakh conflict, Armenia will demonstrate the same approach again think and consider all factors. "I hope that in Armenia to realize finally that they cannot and will not be able to compete with Azerbaijan in any area. The sooner they will realize this, the better for them. Because it is possible that their political and diplomatic failure, failure of the UN Security Council elections, beyond just the diplomatic arena. Azerbaijan-a strong State, and neighbors of strong States usually want to be friends with them, "said the head of Azerbaijan. Summarizing, it should be noted that generally speaking, election of Azerbaijan non-permanent member of the UN Security Council on the 2012-2013, can be of great practical benefit for the countries of Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and the Caspian Sea region and neighbouring regions. Active participation in the work and the preparation of various projects, programmes and instruments in the UN Security Council, would allow Azerbaijan to fuller engagement of the countries of the region, as well as to focus world public opinion to the regional problems. (A) with regard to concerns about possible abuse by Azerbaijan of its status in the UN Security Council to the detriment of Armenia, there is nothing as an attempt by some members of the expert community to speculate and play on the fobiâh of the Armenian authorities and society regarding the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

And without the UN Security Council, Azerbaijan there are quite a few instruments: economic, diplomatic, political and other to influence the position of Armenia on the Karabakh issue. Not yet implemented 4 of the resolution the UN Security Council for an immediate withdrawal of Armenian troops from Azerbaijani territories that best demonstrates the relevance of this organization to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. At this stage there is no alternative to the OSCE MG in the format for the continuation of the peace negotiations to resolve the Karabakh conflict, and if you would like to search for other Azerbaijan format or how to resolve the conflict, the first thing would know about it-the co-chairs. So much so that all of them: United States, Russia and France are members of the UN Security Council and from permutations components also change discussed… at UN Security Council powers amount concerned to be involved in routine resolution of Karabakh conflict virtually unchanged.