UN General Assembly Elects Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Maldives, as next President
“UN elects new President of the General Assembly – 76th Session”; United Nations YouTube Channel.
Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Maldives, has been elected as President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. Secretary-General António Guterres stated that “Abdulla Shahid’s longstanding diplomatic experience, including in his current role as Minister of Foreign Affairs, has given him a deep understanding of the importance of multilateralism in addressing today’s global challenges,” noting that his background as a leader of a small island developing State will be crucial in anticipation of the UN climate conference, COP26, later this year.
We are very excited to see the direction in which the President-elect will steer the General Assembly, as his priorities will dramatically shape the debates that take place at NHSMUN 2022 and beyond!