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Argentina Assumes Rotating Helm of UN Security Council

By: PanAm Post Staff - Aug 1, 2013, 6:51 pm

“Argentina will take the Presidency” of the fifteen-member UN Security Council, the country’s official news agency, Télam, has reported.

A Foreign Ministry communiqué said Argentina assumes the rotating position for one month and plans to: “strengthen the organism within a context where the international community seeks to answer several challenges that recently have claimed many victims.”

Argentina became a non-permanent member for the 2013-2014 term resulting from “unanimous” support among Latin-American and Caribbean countries in the General Assembly.

The United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and France hold permanent seats. Other Non-permanent members for the current two-year term are Guatemala, Togo, Morocco, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Australia, and Luxembourg.

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