The United Nations Member-State occupying the President's chair in the Security Council changes with each new month in the Gregorian Calendar and is determined solely by the alphabetical order (by official United Nations designation of a given country in English) of all members of the Council seated therein in a given calendar year (the five Permanent Members of the Security Council [which appear in boldface (and marked with an *) in the table which follows] gain no special advantage in this regard by virtue of being Permanent Members: their Presidency month comes whenever their official UN name in English comes up in sequence re: the alphabetical listing, no differently than the non-Permanent members of the Council who are serving only two-year terms thereon).
The country currently holding the Presidency is shown with a white background.
|FEBRUARY||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*|
|MARCH||United States of America*|
The five Permanent Members of the Security Council appear in boldface and are marked with an *.
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