Flags of the five new UNSC members installed at the Security Council stakeout
5 Jan 2021
On Monday, during a solemn ceremony organised by the Kazakhstan Mission to the UN, flags of the five new UNSC members were installed at the Security Council stakeout. The five new members- India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway, were welcomed by the UN leaders and member States who said that they look forward to working with the new non-permanent members to help advance peace and security globally during their 2021-22 term.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti installed the Indian tricolor at the ceremony and said that it is an honour for him to be the Permanent Representative of India as it becomes the member of the Security Council for the eighth time.
UN member States and top leaders posted congratulatory messages on twitter for the five incoming members, welcoming them to the Council for the 2021-22 term.
The first open virtual meeting of India's tenure will be on Tuesday on Syria. India's tenure began on January 1.