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President of the United Nations 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.

On June 4, 2019, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria was elected the President of the upcoming 74th session of the UN General Assembly, to succeed María Fernanda Espinosa, whose term ends in September 2019.[1]

Election

A map of the world showing the home countries of Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly up until the 72th session of the General Assembly in 2017-18, with historical member states in inset.

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 the UNGA.

The presidency rotates annually between the five geographic groups: African, Asia-Pacific, Eastern European, Latin American and Caribbean, and Western European and other States.[2]

Because of their powerful stature globally, some of the largest, most powerful countries have never held the presidency, such as the People's Republic of China, France, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In particular, it is customary that no permanent member of the United Nations Security Council ever serves as UNGA president.

The only countries that had a national elected as President of UNGA twice are Argentina, Ecuador and Nigeria; all the other member states had been represented only once by their nationals holding this office. This does not include special and emergency special sessions of UNGA.

List of presidents

Year elected Name of President[3] UN member state Region Sessions
1946 Paul-Henri Spaak  Belgium WES First
1947 Oswaldo Aranha  Brazil LAS
1948 José Arce  Argentina LAS
1948 Herbert Vere Evatt  Australia COS
1949 Carlos P. Romulo  Philippines EAS Fourth, First Asian president
1950 Nasrollah Entezam  Iran EAS
1951 Luis Padilla Nervo  Mexico LAS
1952 Lester B. Pearson  Canada COS
1953 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit  India COS , First woman president
1954 Eelco van Kleffens  Netherlands WES
1955 José Maza Fernández  Chile LAS
1956 (de)  Chile LAS First emergency special
1956 Wan Waithayakon  Thailand EAS
1957 Leslie Munro  New Zealand COS
1958 Charles Malik  Lebanon MES
1959 Víctor Andrés Belaúnde  Peru LAS
1960 Frederick Boland  Ireland WES
1961 Mongi Slim  Tunisia MES
1962 Muhammad Zafarullah Khan  Pakistan COS
1963 (es)  Venezuela LAS
1964 Alex Quaison-Sackey  Ghana COS
1965 Amintore Fanfani  Italy WES
1966 Abdul Rahman Pazhwak  Afghanistan Asia

1967 Corneliu Mănescu  Romania EEG
1968 Emilio Arenales Catalán  Guatemala GRULAC
1969 Angie Brooks  Liberia Africa
1970 Edvard Hambro  Norway WEOG
1971 Adam Malik  Indonesia Asia
1972 Stanisław Trepczyński  Poland EEG
1973 Leopoldo Benites  Ecuador GRULAC
1974 Abdelaziz Bouteflika  Algeria Africa
1975 Gaston Thorn  Luxembourg WEOG
1976 Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe  Sri Lanka Asia
1977 Lazar Mojsov  Yugoslavia EEG


1978 Indalecio Liévano  Colombia GRULAC
1979 Salim Ahmed Salim  United Republic of Tanzania Africa
Sixth emergency special
Seventh emergency special
1980 Rüdiger von Wechmar  Federal Republic of Germany WEOG
1981 Ismat T. Kittani  Iraq Asia
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1982 Imre Hollai  Hungary EEG
1983 Jorge Illueca  Panama GRULAC
1984 Paul J. F. Lusaka  Zambia Africa
1985 Jaime de Piniés  Spain WEOG
1986 Humayun Rashid Choudhury  Bangladesh Asia
1987 Peter Florin  German Democratic Republic EEG
1988 Dante Caputo  Argentina GRULAC
1989 Joseph Nanven Garba  Nigeria Africa


1990 Guido de Marco  Malta WEOG
1991 Samir Shihabi  Saudi Arabia Asia
1992 Stoyan Ganev  Bulgaria EEG
1993 Rudy Insanally  Guyana GRULAC
1994 Amara Essy  Ivory Coast Africa
1995 Diogo de Freitas do Amaral  Portugal WEOG
1996 Razali Ismail  Malaysia Asia
Tenth emergency special
1997 Hennadiy Udovenko  Ukraine EEG
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1998 Didier Opertti  Uruguay GRULAC
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1999 Theo-Ben Gurirab  Namibia Africa


2000 Harri Holkeri  Finland WEOG
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2001 Han Seung-soo  South Korea Asia
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2002 Jan Kavan  Czech Republic EEG
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2003 Julian Hunte  Saint Lucia GRULAC
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2004 Jean Ping  Gabon Africa
2005 Jan Eliasson  Sweden WEOG
2006 Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa  Bahrain Asia
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2007 Srgjan Kerim  North Macedonia EEG
2008 Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann  Nicaragua GRULAC Sixty-third
2009 Ali Treki  Libya Africa Sixty-fourth
2010 Joseph Deiss   Switzerland WEOG Sixty-fifth
2011 Nassir Al-Nasser[4]  Qatar Asia-Pacific Sixty-sixth
2012 Vuk Jeremić  Serbia EEG Sixty-seventh (election)
2013 John William Ashe  Antigua and Barbuda GRULAC Sixty-eighth
2014 Sam Kutesa  Uganda Africa Sixty-ninth
2015 Mogens Lykketoft  Denmark WEOG Seventieth
2016 Peter Thomson  Fiji Asia-Pacific Seventy-first (election)
2017 Miroslav Lajčák  Slovakia EEG Seventy-second
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2018 María Fernanda Espinosa  Ecuador GRULAC Seventy-third
2019 Tijjani Muhammad-Bande  Nigeria Africa Seventy-fourth

Abbreviations:

Pre-1966
Since 1966

See also

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