Nigeria’s UN envoy Tijjani Muhammad-Bande elected UNGA President

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Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UN Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, elected as the next President of the General Assembly

Key Facts:

  • Muhammad-Bande had been nominated by Nigeria and endorsed by the African group, at the election by acclamation.
  • Agenda 2030 with focus on peace and security, poverty eradication, climate action and inclusion are among the major priorities of his presidency.
  • Muhammad-Bande was elected by acclamation and he will succeed Maria Fernanda Espinosa as the President of the next General Assembly session that will commence in September.
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  • The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.

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