United Nations, United States:
5 new international locations – India, Mexico, Norway, Eire and Kenya – formally joined the UN Safety Council on Monday at a time of rising polarization within the physique charged with sustaining world peace and safety.
They participated in a primary assembly aimed toward approving an agenda proposed by the present president of the council, Tunisia.
The brand new international locations will maintain non-permanent seats on the 15-member council for 2 years.
The everlasting members (the US, Russia, China, France and Nice Britain) have veto energy.
Divisions throughout the council have sharpened lately as the US below President Donald Trump took a one-sided strategy to diplomacy.
Whereas the veto energy of any of the everlasting members was used 10 occasions or much less between 1990 and 2000, it was used 31 occasions between 2010 and 2019, and 5 occasions final yr alone, in keeping with SC Process, a specialised information outlet. .
The Safety Council is lively in lots of battle and disaster zones around the globe, primarily by way of greater than a dozen peacekeeping operations involving some 100,000 troopers from UN member states.
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