President of the United Nations General Assembly

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President of the
United Nations General Assembly
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Turkey Volkan Bozkır

since 15 September 2020
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

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.

Volkan Bozkır of Turkey is the current President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 75th session, office which started in September 2020.[1][2]

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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Turkish diplomat elected President of historic 75th UN General Assembly". UN News. 2020-06-17. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  2. "ELECTION OF THE 75TH PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY". General Assembly of the United Nations. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  3. "UN: About the General Assembly". Retrieved 2009-09-16.