Open main menu

President of the United Nations General Assembly

position

The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on a yearly basis. The President presides over the sessions of the General Assembly.

President of the
United Nations General Assembly
Emblem of the United Nations.svg
Flag of the United Nations.svg
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (48791461812) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Nigeria Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

since 17 September 2019
United Nations General Assembly
StyleHer Excellency
StatusPresiding officer
Member ofGeneral Assembly
ResidenceUnited Nations Headquarters
SeatNew York City, New York, United States
AppointerGeneral Assembly
Term lengthOne year
Inaugural holderBelgium Paul-Henri Spaak
Formation1946
Websiteun.org/en/ga/

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria is the current President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 74th session[1], office which started in September 2019.

The session of the assembly is scheduled for every year starting in September—any special, or emergency special, assemblies over the next year will be headed by the president of UNGA.

The presidency changes every year between the five geographic groups: African, Asian, Eastern European, Latin American and Caribbean, and Western European and other States.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Muhammad Bande emerges UNGA President". Daily Trust. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. "UN: About the General Assembly". Retrieved 2009-09-16.