The German campaign for a seat among the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council succeeded on 12 October 2010.
128 of the 192 UN member states voted for Germany to take a seat in the Security Council for two years, starting in 2011.
Peter Wittig, the German UN Ambassador, played a key role in the campaign. He is said to have spoken to almost all UN members before the vote.
Take a look at reactions in the German media:
“Germany Joins ‘Vehement Supporters of Reform’ on Security Council” (Spiegel Online International, The World from Berlin, 13 October 2010)