UN elects new President of the General Assembly 76th Session

Foreign Minister of Maldives elected next General Assembly President 

Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Maldives HE Abdulla Shahid is elected President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly. The UN Secretary-General commended the President-elect for his “selection of hope as the central theme in his vision statement” and noted that, coming from a small island developing State, Mr. Shahid will “bring unique insights” to the Assembly as the world prepares for the UN climate conference, COP26, in Glasgow in November.

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