UN Security Council elections to be held on June 17

UN Security Council elections to be held on June 17

UNITED NATIONS: Elections for five non-permanent members of the UN Security Council will be held on June 17, according to the world body’s provisional programme.
The programme was released on Monday as France took over the Presidency of the 15-nation Council for the month of June.
According to the informal provisional programme of work of the Security Council for this month, Security Council elections are scheduled for June 17.
India is a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term. Its victory is given since it is the sole candidate vying for the lone seat from the grouping. New Delhi’s candidature was unanimously endorsed by the 55-member Asia-Pacific grouping, including China and Pakistan, in June last year.
The General Assembly last week adopted a decision to hold the Security Council elections under new voting arrangements taking into account restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From India’s perspective, any change in how the voting is conducted will not impact much since it is the sole candidate from the Asia Pacific region and its term starts only in January 2021.
The UNSC elections are held in the General Assembly hall with each of the 193 member states casting its vote in a secret ballot. However, large in-person meetings at the world body’s headquarters stand postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic till end of June. —PTI

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