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India to vote for Maldives in the election of the President of the UNGA

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  • June 5, 2021
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India to vote for Maldives in the election of the President of the UNGA

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – International Relations 

In news

  • India will vote in support of Maldives in the election of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that will be held on 7th June.

What you need to know about UNGA President 

  • The President is the presiding officer of the General Assembly.
  • The member nations of the UNGA vote for the President on a yearly basis
  • The presidency rotates annually between the five geographic groups
    • African
    • Asia-Pacific 
    • Eastern European 
    • Latin American and Caribbean 
    • Western European and other States.
  • No permanent member of the United Nations Security Council ever serves as UNGA president.

Fun fact 

  • Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900 – 1990) of India served as 8th President of the UNGA in 1953.
  • She was the First woman president of UNGA.

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