December 14, 2018

Ecuadorian chief diplomat to lead UN assembly

UN Photo, Loey Felipe – SG António Guterres, President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcák and Minister  María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés.
Tuesday5 June 2018, UN: UN General Assembly elected the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, to preside over the assembly for its 73rd session that commences in early September 2018 succeeding her Slovak colleague, Miroslav Lajčák. She is due to become merely the fourth woman, and first from South America to lead the assembly’s sessions in its 73 years old history.
Her win was dedicated was dedicated to “all women around the world who partake in the political process but face political and media attacks owing to machismo and discrimination”.
The UN General Assembly brings together all members for the voting on -non-binding- treaties and resolutions that reflect global trends and opinions as well as diplomatic efforts to solve conflicts around the globe.
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https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/06/1011431

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