Miroslav Lajcak Elected President of 72nd UN Session

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The United Nations General Assembly elected by acclamation Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia as President of its upcoming 72nd session.

Mr. Lajčák will assume the Presidency on 12 September, 2017.

Made up of all the 193 Member States of the UN, the General Assembly provides a forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter.

It meets in regular session intensively from September to December each year, and thereafter as required.

Mr. Lajčák outlined as the six priorities for his tenure: people; peace and prevention; migration; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate action; and human rights, which would guide his work as an overarching principle.

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