U.S. Holds UN Security Council Presidency for September 2018

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley hold a joint press availability in New York, New York on July 20, 2018.
Microphones sit atop a podium during a joint press availability at the United Nations in New York, New York.

U.S. Holds UN Security Council Presidency for September 2018

For the month of September, the United States is serving as President of the United Nations Security Council, a position that rotates every month among the 15 Council members: the five permanent members (China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and 10 non-permanent members elected to two-year terms. As Security Council President, the United States will be responsible for setting the agenda for the month, organizing meetings, managing the distribution of information to Council members, issuing statements, and communicating the Council’s actions to the public.

In remarks about the United States program of work for the month, Ambassador Haley underscored the importance of transparency during the United States’ presidency.

Ambassador Haley also announced that President Trump intends to host a high-level meeting of heads of state and heads of government on a global challenge and chair a session of the Security Council on an important regional issue when he visits New York for UN General Assembly High-Level Week at the end of September.

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