United Nations: Russia Assumes Chairmanship of Security Council

During its presidency, Russia wants to give impetus to the development of relations between the UN and BRICS

Vasilij Nebenzia

On July 1, Russia assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council. Moscow’s control over this crucial UN body will last a month. Russia last chaired the Security Council in April 2023.

And immediately on Monday afternoon (July 1), the first meeting of the Security Council, coordinated by the Russian presidency, will be held in New York. According to sources in the Russian diplomatic mission to the UN, in the course of the meeting, “the program of work of the Security Council for the next month will be approved.” Next, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, will hold a press conference, followed by a private briefing for member states of the UN General Assembly.

Key international events of the Russian presidency are expected to take place in the middle of the month and will focus on a plan “to build a more equitable, multipolar, democratic, and sustainable world order.” In addition, Russia intends to focus on “conflict resolution in the Middle East and UN cooperation with the BRICS group of countries, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).”