Russia from October 1 for a month became Chairman of the UN Security Council. In October may complete the process of selecting a new Secretary-General of the UN in the security Council should pass a key vote that will show which of the candidates enjoys the support of the permanent members with veto power. Will also discuss the conflicts in the middle East, especially in Syria, and in Africa and cooperation between the UN and regional blocs of States, reports RIA “Novosti”.
The choice of the state President SAT among the 15 members of the Council is held in alphabetical order. The presidency of the Security Council lasts one month. In September, the UN Security Council was chaired by New Zealand. Russia, in turn, November 1, will give the post to Senegal.
The first security Council meeting chaired by Russia will be held on Monday, October 3, will be agreed when the programme of work for the month. At the moment the planned order of 20 meetings.
On 5 October the Security Council will be voting on the candidates for the post of UN Secretary-General in the new format. 21 July, Council members have already held five rounds of voting, the leader of which were former Prime Minister of Portugal, antónio Guterres. Then the candidates will be put up for discussion the UN General Assembly.
October 5 ballots permanent and non-permanent members of the security Council are different in color. This will show whether the candidate support of veto-wielding countries – the UK, China, Russia, USA and France. The candidate for the post of Secretary General must be approved by a majority of votes of the members of the Security Council, 9 out of 15 and not have the “against” votes from the five permanent members. Then the candidates will be put up for discussion the UN General Assembly.
“The Central event of the Russian presidency will be a debate on 28 October, on cooperation between the UN and regional organizations: the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO), the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) and the Commonwealth of independent States (CIS),” said the Russian Embassy at the UN.
On the eve of the upcoming round of nine participating candidates joined by EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, launched by the Bulgarian government. While the other candidate countries UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova also remains in the race.
In the work programme of the SB are traditionally three meetings on Syria – the political and humanitarian situation in the country, as well as on the process of chemical disarmament. However, due to the situation on the ground, the security Council members will meet in an emergency format, which has happened in previous months.