Britain to preside over UNSC starting today

November 1, 2015 9:19 AM

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New York, Nov. 1 (BNA): Britain will officially assume the periodic presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for one month (November 2015) starting today to succeed Spain.

As per the UN Convention, the main responsibility of the UNSC is to safeguard international peace and security.

All UN-members states must comply with Council's resolutions. The UNSC comprises fifteen member countries, including the five permanent members who have the Veto Right: Britain, China, France, Russia, USA and ten non-permanent members.

The non-permanent members of the UNSC are elected every two years by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Currently they are Angola, Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, New Zealand, Venezuela, Spain.


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