Togo assumes rotating Security Council presidency

01/05/2013
Togo assumes rotating Security Council presidency

Togo on Wednesday assumed the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council for May.

Kodjo Menan (photo), the permanent representative of Togo to the United Nations, took over the rotating council presidency from Eugene-Richard Gasana, the Rwandan U.N. ambassador who held the council presidency for the month of April.

It is the second time for Togo to assume the council presidency since it was elected as a non-permanent member of the most powerful U.N. body in October 2011.

Under the U.N. Charter, the Security Council has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of peace and security in the world at large.

The council is composed of five permanent members — China, the U.S., the U.K, France, and the Russian Federation — and 10 non-permanent members that are elected in groups of five to two-year terms on the council.

The presidency of the council rotates among countries serving in the peace and security body on a monthly basis based on the English-language alphabetical order of the countries’ names.

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