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The Indian tricolor will be installed in the surveillance of the UN Security Council when the country begins its 2-year term | India News


UNITED NATIONS: The flag of India will be installed on the surveillance of the United Nations Security Council on Monday when the country begins its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN body.
The flags of the five new incoming non-permanent members will be installed on the stakeout during a special ceremony on January 4, the first official business day in 2021.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti will install the tricolor and is expected to make brief remarks at the ceremony.
Along with India, the incoming members of the UNSC are Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico. The non-permanent members will be joined by Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam and the five permanent members China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
India will be the President of the United Nations Security Council in August 2021 and will again preside over the Council for one month in 2022. Each of the members will serve as President of the Council in turn for one month, following the alphabetical order in English of the names of the Member States. .
The tradition of the flag installation ceremony was introduced by Kazakhstan in 2018.
“Like the changing of the guard, it is the changing of flags from outgoing members to newly elected ones. This solemn ceremony is meant to affirm and respect the new members with the recognition they deserve, ”said former Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, Kairat Umarov, during the 2019 ceremony.
The ceremony was unanimously confirmed by the 15 members of the UNSC to become an annual tradition of the Security Council, Umarov said.

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