President of the United Nations General Assembly

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President of the
United Nations General Assembly
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Incumbent
Maldives Abdulla Shahid

since 14 September 2021
United Nations General Assembly
StyleHis/Her 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/

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.

Abdulla Shahid of Bangladesh is the current President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 76th session, office which started in September 2021.

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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "UN: About the General Assembly". Retrieved 2009-09-16.