Korea seems likely to win its re-election bid for a seat on the UN Security Council. Officials say Korea is doing its best to fend off competition from Cambodia and Bhutan which are also competing for the single non-permanent seat assigned to an Asian nation.
Ten non-permanent members are elected every two years in addition the five permanent members that wield veto power.
Officials here believe they have secured the required number of votes or two-thirds of the UN's 193 member nations. Voting takes place in New York on Thursday.