Reuters Home Latest News Lebanon News 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. I am proud to announce that Lebanon was elected Vice President of the UNGA 75 th session. Being one of the VPs of this historic session makes me so hopeful that our country and people will always prevail no matter what the challenges are. One of founders of UN will be VP 4 UNGA75 pic.twitter.com/rTHrcbrThI— Amal Mudallali (@AmbMudallali) June 29, 2020 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. Done! Lebanon paid its dues that were delayed few days because of the current situation in Lebanon and everything is back to normal. Lebanon is not under article 19 anymore.— Amal Mudallali (@AmbMudallali) January 13, 2020 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.