United Nations General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir praised the country for the rich work done during India’s presidency of the Security Council in August. These tasks will include high-level discussions on maritime security, peacekeeping and the threats posed by terrorism to international peace and security. Bojkir held a coordination meeting with TS Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations on Wednesday. Tirumurti will be the President of the Security Council for the month of August.
According to a statement issued from the office of the President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tirumurti briefed Bojkir about the main activities to be taken up during India’s presidency of the 15-nation Council. These activities will focus on high-level discussions on maritime security, technology and peacekeeping, as well as threats to international peace and security from terrorist acts. He also discussed the preparations for the High Level Week of the 76th session of the General Assembly. This session will be held in September.
India was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council last year
Bojkir thanked Tirumurti for meeting him and praised him for being personally present at most of the Security Council meetings and for the rich program of Security Council work for August. According to the statement, both the people underlined their commitment to work together throughout the month of August. Significantly, India was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) last year for 2021. In such a situation, India has to fulfill the responsibility of the post of President of the powerful council of 15 countries next month.
India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for two years
Let us tell you that each member country in turn presides over the council for one month. With the help of overwhelming support received in the election of India Security Council, its temporary member has been elected for two years. In the elections for the five non-permanent seats of the Security Council, India got 184 out of 192 votes from the Asia-Pacific countries category. India’s two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council began on January 1, 2021. Apart from India, Ireland, Mexico, Kenya and Norway also won the election. Earlier, India became a non-permanent member of the Council in 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and 2011-2012.
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