Tanzania has been elected Vice President of the 76th Assembly of the United Nations General Assembly
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- From a statement released by Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanzania was voted unopposed, in 1991. And this year, Tanzania, has been elected Vice President of the 76th UNGA76 in an election that was carried on June 7th, 2021 in New York.
Same, Maldives’ Minister of Foreign Affairs – Abdulla Shahid, was voted President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76) by 143 votes against his opponent former Afghan Foreign Minister – Zalmai Rassoul who got 48 votes.
The function of the Vice President is to help the President in organizing and governing the activities of the UNGA and its committees in inducting resolutions. The UN General Assembly is the main policy and legislative body with the representation of all member states, this year’s meeting is anticipated to be held in September 2021.
Tanzania fulfilled as UNGA President in 1979 at the 34th meeting during the manifestation of Ambassador Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim. In addition, Tanzania has been elected Member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a period of three years with effect from January 1st, 2021 to December 31, 2024.
This is the fifth time for Tanzania to carry this role where the last time was in 2004 – 2006. Other times were 1966 – 1969; 1978 – 1980; and 1994 – 1996. ECOSOC is the agency accountable for UN economic development projects, especially in enforcing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and also supervises Specialized Agencies and
Commissions such as UNDP,, UNFPA and UNICEF.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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