Fijian diplomat elected president of UN General Assembly

Fijian diplomat elected president of UN General Assembly
# 14 June 2016 08:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Turbat Baghirova – APA. The United Nations General Assembly today elected Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji, as President of its upcoming 71st session, UN News Center reports.

 

Thomson scored the majority of votes of the members of the General Assembly — 94.

 

In his address to the General Assembly after the elections, Ambassador Thomson said he would be bringing to the General Assembly's 71st Session the international issues of importance to developing countries and the General Assembly as a whole, with special attention on the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, along with necessary action on Climate Change and Ocean issues.

 

Congratulating Mr. Thomson on his new role, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that the President-elect brings a broad perspective to his new post, having years of experience in the international arena, both working for the Government of Fiji and in the private sector.

 

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