VOV.VN - The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on June 7 unanimously elected Vietnam as one of the Vice Presidents of the 77th UN General Assembly to represent the Asia-Pacific region.
Moving forward, the nation will take up its position for a one-year period starting from September 13.
Hungarian Ambassador Csaba Korosi became the new President of the 77th UN General Assembly for the 2022 to 2023 term, replacing Abdulla Shahid, Maldivian, President of the 76th UN General Assembly.
The meeting also agreed to elect Vietnam to become one of the Vice Presidents of the 77th UN General Assembly to represent the Asia-Pacific region.
The UN General Assembly is one of six major bodies of the UN and the only one with representatives from all 193 member states. The UN General Assembly has broad authority in the fields of political, economic, cultural, and social co-operation. In addition, it has the right to discuss and make recommendations on matters which fall within the scope of the UN Charter or any matter within the jurisdiction of the UN for the purpose of boosting international co-operation on a global scale.
Other countries elected as Vice President of the 77th UN General Assembly include Benin, Burundi, Kenya, Mauritania, Niger, and Zimbabwe in the African region, as well as Malaysia, Nepal, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan in the Asia-Pacific region. Elsewhere, Chile, El Salvador, and Jamaica were elected in the Latin America region, Estonia for Eastern Europe, whilst Israel and Australia were the other nations to be chosen.
During 45 years serving as a member of the UN, Vietnam has shouldered many great responsibilities whilst making substantial and effective contributions to the largest multilateral organisation on the planet.
With the correct multilateral foreign policy in place, the nation will use its new position to continue to make greater contributions to the UN’s lofty goals of settling conflicts and maintaining peace and stability for people globally.