On November 1, Australia took the Rotating Presidency of the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Australia’s Presidency comes at a time when the world faces an unprecedented numbers of complex challenges to international peace and security, including the thread of ISIL in Iraq and Syria. Australia will use its Presidency of the UN Security Council to promote the country’s national interests and priorities as well as strengthening international cooperation against terrorism. Besides, Australia will also seek to advance the deployment of more women in the police components of the UN. The President of the UN Security Council is the presiding officer of that body. The President is the head of the delegation from the Security Council member state that holds the rotating Presidency. The country will take the position until November 30./.