New York: Kuwait on Thursday will officially hold the United Nations Security council (UNSC) presidency replacing Kazakhstan, Petra reported.
Permanent representative of Kuwait to the UN, ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, will hold a press briefing to share the council programmes of work for the month.
The UN body has 15 members, and each member has one vote, the permanent members of the council known as the "Permanent Big Five", including China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, while the ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly including Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Kuwait , Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Poland and Peru.
The Security Council is one of the six main organs of the UN, which also include the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the UN Secretariat.
All six organs were established in 1954, after the UN was founded.APP