India elected as a non-permanent member of the UN’s security Council
India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the United nations Security Council, will serve as the president of the powerful 15-nation United Nations body for the month of August, 2021. The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the member states' names. According to the information released by the office of the UN spokesperson, India will assume the rotating presidency of the Council for the month of August next year.
The countries Norway, Ireland, Mexico, Kenya including India have been elected by the united nations security council, a non permanent member for two years from January 1 , 2021.
In a first-of-its-kind election, ambassadors and diplomats from 192 member states cast their ballots in the General Assembly wearing masks and in adherence with the strict social distancing guidelines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.