November "promises" to be busiest month for Security Council: IndiaListen /
November is likely to be the busiest month for the Security Council, according to Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India, the President of the Council for the month.
Ambassador Puri told reporters in New York on Friday that some of the work of the Security Council in October was disrupted by Hurricane Sandy which struck the United States and the Caribbean.
"November, even in ordinary times is a busy month, but November 2012 promises to be busier than most other months, including previous Novembers. Just about every global hotspot will figure in the work of the Security Council during the month of November." (Duration: 19")
The presidency of the Security Council rotates among its 15 members, 10 of which are elected for two-year terms.
The other five—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States—are permanently on the Council and have the veto power.
The Security Council, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, is mandated to deal with international peace and security.