President of the United Nations General Assembly

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President of the
United Nations General Assembly
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Incumbent
Ecuador María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
(Since: 18 September 2018)
AppointerUnited Nations General Assembly
Term length1 year
Inaugural holderBelgium Paul-Henri Spaak
Formation1946
WebsiteList of Presidents of the UN General Assembly

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.

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of Ecuador is the current President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 73rd session[1], office which started in September 2018.

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly". UN News. 5 June 2018.
  2. "UN: About the General Assembly". Retrieved 2009-09-16.