4 September 2012
General Assembly

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-sixth General Assembly

Third Committee

51st Meeting (AM)

Third Committee Elects Bureau for Sixty-Seventh General Assembly Session

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the General Assembly today elected, by acclamation, Henry L. Mac-Donald ( Suriname) as Chair of its sixty-seventh session.

Mr. Mac-Donald has been the Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations since August 2007.  Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chief of the Permanent Mission of Suriname to the Organization of American States, as well as the Charge d’Affairs ad interim at Suriname’s embassy in Washington, D.C.

The outgoing Chair of the Committee’s sixty-sixth session, Dato’ Hussein Haniff (Malaysia) said that, owing to ongoing consultations on the division of responsibilities of the Bureau, elections for the positions of Vice-Chairs and Rapporteur would be held at a later date.

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