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Tijjani Muhammad Bande Elected as the Next President

Nigeria's Ambassador to the UN, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has been elected as the next President of the 74th session of UN General Assembly.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande Elected as the Next President

Details:

  • He will succeed Maria Fernanda Espinosa.
  • The next General Assembly session will commence in September 2019.

One must know:

  • UNGA rule states that the President of the 74th session of the General Assembly should be elected from among the African States.
  • In accordance with the rule, Muhammad-Bande has been elected.
  • He assumes charge as UNGA prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its creation in 2020.
  • India offered its support to Muhammad-Bande's candidature.

Focus of the 74th Session:

  • Muhammad-Bande, a former University professor, said that his presidency will focus on peace and security, poverty eradication, zero hunger, quality education, climate action.
  • The 74th session of UNGA will focus on high-level meetings which include the High-level Political Forum, the Secretary-General's Climate Summit, the high-level events on Universal Health Coverage, Financing for Development and the commemoration of Beijing+25, providing major opportunities to promote the implementation of the goals and targets.

Interesting to know:

  • Maria Fernanda Espinosa was only the fourth woman to be elected President of the General Assembly in the world organization's 73-year-old history and the first woman president of the world body ever from Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Question:

Q. Who has been elected as the next President of the 74th session of UN General Assembly?
a. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
b. Tijjani Muhammad-Khan
c. Ashraf Muhammad-Bande
d. Ashraf Muhammad-Khan
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