Lebanon Just Got A Vice-President Seat At The UN General Assembly


On Monday, Lebanon was elected as a vice president of the next United Nations General Assembly, announced ambassador and permanent representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, Amal Mudallali.

It would be the 75th session- 75 years since its establishment in 1945. To note, Lebanon was among the first 50 countries to sign the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.

Earlier this year, in January, Lebanon lost its right to vote at the UNGA because it failed to pay its membership contribution for two years.

However, days later, an indebted and crisis-torn Lebanon managed to make the payments.

Now, Lebanese diplomat Mudallali will serve as one of the 21 vice-presidents of the assembly elected each year, and one of 5 representing the Asia-Pacific states.

The elected president of the 75th session of the General Assembly is Turkish diplomat ambassador Volkan Bozkir.

“I look forward to [being] part of this historic year at UN with a great leader,” Mudallali said on Twitter.

The session will open on September 15th, 2020.

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