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Who Became the 76th President of the UN?

Did you know that the United Nations General Assembly is one of the six organs of the United Nations?

Let’s read up on the functions of the UNGA:

  • Oversees the UN budget
  • Appoints the Secretary-General of the UN as well as other non-permanent members of the Security Council 

Every year, a new President is elected for the United Nations General Assembly. It is the first time that someone from the Maldives has been selected for this post.

Let’s read more about the newly-elected UNGA President:

  • Abdulla Shahid has been elected as the new President of the UNGA
  • He is currently the foreign minister of the Maldives
  • Shahid will take over from the current President, Volkan Bozk─▒r of Turkey
  • He won the election with an overwhelming three-fourths majority

The post of UNGA President is rotated amongst different regional groupings. This time, it was the turn of the Asia-Pacific group, which includes the Maldives.

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