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Mozambique will head UN Security Council in May

United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, amid extended debates for a ceasefire in Gaza and Palestine's admission as a full member of the world organization.

Mozambique succeeded Malta in the post, while the security crisis in Haiti or the worsening of the conflict in Sudan raised alarms and demanded action from the UN.

The Security Council’s presidency is held by each of all 15 members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the Member States names.

Since its founding, the Security Council has been responsible for global security governance, including maintaining international peace and stability.

Among its members, only five (France, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia) have a permanent seat and veto power. In contrast, ten others are elected for two-year terms.

Algeria, the Republic of Korea, Guyana, Sierra Leone, and Slovenia started a new term this year until December 2025.

Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland will complete their non-permanent membership in December 2024.