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India’s flag to be installed at UN Security Council; 2-year tenure begins

By Gitanjali Mangal -- January 04, 2021 5:25 pm -- Updated:January 04, 2021 5:27 pm

Indian flag will be installed at the United Nations Security Council stakeout as the country begins its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN body.

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Flags of the five new incoming non-permanent members will be installed at the stakeout during a special ceremony on January 4, the first official working day of 2021.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti will install the flag and is expected to make brief remarks at the ceremony.

Along with India, the incoming UNSC members are Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico. They will join non-permanent members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam and the five permanent members China, France, Russia, the UK and the US.

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India will be the UNSC President in August 2021 and will preside over the Council again for a month in 2022. The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the member states names.

The tradition of the flag installation ceremony was introduced by Kazakhstan in 2018.

-PTC News

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