India, which has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, will serve as the president of the powerful 15-nation UN 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.
- India will assume the rotating presidency of the Council for the month of August next year. India will preside over the Council again for a month in 2022.
- India, Norway, Ireland, Mexico, and Kenya were elected as the non-permanent members of the UNSC for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021.
- Tunisia will begin 2021 as the President of the Council in January, followed by a month each for the rest of the year by the UK, the US, Vietnam, China, Estonia, France, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, and Niger.