Rules of procedure

Annex X (a)

Oath of office

“I solemnly declare that I shall truthfully perform my duties and exercise the functions entrusted to me as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations in all loyalty, discretion and conscience, and that I shall discharge these functions and regulate my conduct with the interest of the United Nations only in view and in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the code of ethics for the President of the General Assembly, without seeking or accepting any instruction in regard to the performance of my duties from any Government or other source external to the Organization.”

(a) By resolution 70/305 of 13 September 2016, the General Assembly decided that the President-elect of the General Assembly shall take an oath of office of his or her own, as detailed in annex I to the resolution, at the moment of handing over the gavel in the final plenary meeting of the preceding session, and that the text of the oath shall be annexed to the rules of procedure of the Assembly.

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