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Next week, Russia will take over the Security Council at the United Nations

According to the bodies' regular protocol, which rotates its leadership roughly every 30 days among council members, Russia will assume the U.N. Security Council presidency on February 1 for one month.

The United Nations Security Council is one of the UN's six main organs. It is in charge of making choices that have an influence on international security and has the authority to sanction military action. There are 15 countries that are members of the organisation (five permanent and ten elected). The permanent members of the council are Russia, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, who have veto power inside the organisation. Every month, the United Nations Security Council names a new president based on an alphabetical system to share leadership among all of its members.

Norway is the current president of the U.N. Security Council for the month of January. Russia will assume the mantle for 28 days starting February 1.

27 Jan 2022

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