India will become the provisional member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the world's largest deciding body of the United Nations, on Friday. India's membership will be for two years from January 1, 2021.
India will become the temporary member of the UNSC for the eighth time and according to the information given by the UN, will also be the President of the Council for a month in August 2021. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs says that India will use this term to pursue the unfinished agenda of reform in the United Nations.
Four of the five permanent members of the UNSC (US, Russia, UK and France) are welcomed the election and have expressed a desire to work with India. Apart from India, Mexico, Ireland and Norway have also become temporary members for two years. Sources say that strengthening the global alliance against terrorism will be India's priority, but given the current environment, India will play a more positive role in global cooperation against Corona.