Russia assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council. This fact has surprised the public, who are wondering how this could happen amid this country’s aggression against Ukraine.
Experts explain that this is part of the cycle of countries forming the system. The UN Security Council consists of 15 member states, each member having one vote. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all member states must abide by the Council’s decisions. Each member rotates in the presidency, rotating alphabetically each month according to the English language.
The last time he was president was February last year, the month Russia invaded his Ukraine.
On February 23 this year, the UN General Assembly demanded Russia’s immediate withdrawal from the country, in accordance with the United Nations Charter.
Resuming its 11th extraordinary emergency session, the world body adopted a new resolution calling for an end to the war.
The results were 141 member states in favor and seven against: Belarus, Korea, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia and Syria. 32 Voting included China, India and Pakistan.
UN warns of “real situation” of Ukrainian children taken to Russia Russia plans to hold an informal meeting of the Security Council in early April, an issue that has gained increased importance since the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin. Offenses for which he was allegedly abducted.
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