Ukrainian Chairmanship in the Security Council of the United Nations is due to be held during the first months of 2017. This was reported in the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations.
"Ukraine will chair the UN Security Council in early 2017," reads the report.
Thus, Ukraine will be able to 'shape the agenda of the discussions in the Security Council and to determine what issues are the highest priority for discussion.'
The Chairmanship will also allow Ukraine to take part in preparation of statements by the President of the Security Council on behalf of the UN Security Council.
The status of chairmanship in the UN Security Council receives every country that is a permanent or non-permanent member of the Security Council. The chairmanship is given for one month, and the choice of the country is carried out in alphabetical order.
Uruguay will hold the chairmanship of the UN Security Council in January 2016, then - Venezuela, Angola, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Senegal and Spain.