Background

Background

The election of the President of the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly will take place in the General Assembly Hall on 7 June 2022 at 10 a.m., in line with Rule 30 of the Rules of Procedure.

In accordance with the established regional rotation, the President of the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly is to be elected from the Group of Eastern European States.

In its resolution 71/323, entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, the Assembly decided to call upon candidates for the position of President of the General Assembly to present their vision statements, and to conduct informal interactive dialogues with Member States, thus contributing to the transparency and inclusivity of the process.

To allow for adequate time between the informal interactive dialogue and the election, the President of the seventy-sixth session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, convened the informal interactive dialogue mandated in resolution 71/323,  on 5 May 2022,  at 10:00 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The video recordings of the informal interactive dialogue can be viewed on  UN WebTV.

Civil society representatives and individuals were invited to submit their questions to the candidate for the position of President of the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly to be answered during the interactive dialogue. Questions were collected via an online form and were asked in-person and via pre-recorded videos.