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Argentina president of the United Nations Security Council

Friday, August 2nd 2013 - 04:05 UTC
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UN Security Council has five permanent members and ten non permanent members UN Security Council has five permanent members and ten non permanent members

Argentina assumed on August first s the rotating Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Argentina was elected as a non-permanent member of the multilateral body by the General Assembly for the 2013-2014 term rallying unanimous support among Latin American and Caribbean nations.

According to the Foreign Ministry, Argentina will carry out the task considering the “need to strengthen the body at a time when the international community seeks to respond to several challenges that have recently claimed lots of victims, involving a significant number of refugees, and which demands the need to stabilize and bolster states that have been faced with armed conflicts.”

“In doing so, Argentina will continue to promote multilateral actions, the non-intervention in domestic issues, the transparency and democratization of the United Nations with full respect to human rights and humanitarian law being convinced that long-lasting peace is built in truth, justice and equality as well as in socio-economic development and social inclusion,” the office run by Minister Héctor Timerman said in a statement.

The Security Council is a 15-member body. The United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China and France hold permanent seats. Non-permanent members for the current two-year term are Argentina, Guatemala, Togo, Morocco, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Australia and Luxembourg.

Maria Cristina Perceval is the current Argentine ambassador before the UN. She was appointed to the post in September 2012.

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  • Britworker

    I think we all know what this means, endless speeches about anachronistic enclaves, militarising the south atlantic and calling for talks which exclude the people they want to talk about.

    There we are, Argentina's one year presidency in a nut shell.

    Aug 02nd, 2013 - 04:16 am 0
  • JuanGabriel

    Apparently most of the ambassadors have their annual holidays scheduled for August.

    Aug 02nd, 2013 - 04:21 am 0
  • Faz

    Now its crystal clear why Aerolinas is resuming NYC flights - so that Gollum and his mates can commute.

    Opening speech......

    Sssssss..... Gollum Gollum , I wants it, I must have it, nasty British stole it........ Yaaaaawn

    Aug 02nd, 2013 - 05:05 am 0
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