The UN General Assembly on 17 June chose new non-permanent members of the Security Council, they were India, Mexico, Ireland and Norway. About it reports the UN news Center.
The meeting was planned to choose another non-permanent member, in this place fought Kenya and Djibouti. The voting will continue today.
The composition of the UN Security Council consists of 15 members: five permanent, who have veto power (Russia, USA, China, UK and France) and ten non-permanent, elected for two years.
Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir was chosen to head the forthcoming session of the General Assembly.
The speaker of the Permanent mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko in your Facebook recalled that in the UN for the first time in several months was held a personal vote of delegates from member countries.
“For the first time in nearly four months, the headquarters of the UN opened its doors to conduct secret ballot elections at once in three directions: five non-permanent members of the Security Council in 2021 – 2022, new members of the Economic and Social Council on 2021 – 2023 and the President of the 75th session of the General Assembly. We’re in new York, but because of strict social distancing in the hall can only be one delegate from each mission. No handshakes and hugs,” said he.
The diplomat added that after the election headquarters again will switch to remote operation mode before the end of July.