Bangladesh has been elected vice-president of 76th General Assembly of the United Nations.
Bangladesh was unanimously elected vice-president from the Asia-Pacific region in the election held at the UN General Assembly on Monday (June 7).
This one-year term will start from September this year. Apart from Bangladesh, other vice-presidents elected from the Asia-Pacific region are Kuwait, Laos and the Philippines.
“Bangladesh is a flag bearer of multilateralism and believes in the leadership of the UN in addressing the complex challenges facing the current world. Bangladesh maintains principled and constructive position in various global discourses in the field of development, peace and security and human rights” said Ambassador Rabab Fatima, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN after the election.
Abdulla Shahid, the Foreign Minister of Maldives, has been elected president of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The 76th session of the UN general assembly will be of particular significance as the world recovers from the COVID 19 pandemic and its multidimensional impacts.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), consists of all the 193 Member States, and serves as the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN for ultilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter. It meets under its president in annual sessions, generally starts from September, at UN headquarters in New York. It may be mentioned that Bangladesh last time served as vice president during the 71st session in 2016-2017.
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