General Assembly Press Release

4 October 2018
BIO/5151*-GA/SPD/661

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) elected Dee‑Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr. (Liberia) as its Chair on 4 October.

1 October 2018
BIO/5149*-GA/AB/4288

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) elected Gillian Elizabeth Bird (Australia) as Chair on 5 June.

1 October 2018
BIO/5147*-GA/SHC/4225

The Third Committee (Social Humanitarian and Cultural) elected Mahmoud Saikal (Afghanistan) as Chair on 5 June.

1 October 2018
BIO/5150*-GA/L/3565

The Sixth Committee (Legal) elected Michel Xavier Biang (Gabon) Chair on 5 June.

1 October 2018
BIO/5148*-GA/SPD/659

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) elected Lewis Garseedah Brown II as Chair on 5 June.

1 October 2018
BIO/5146*-GA/EF/3493

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) elected Jorge Skinner‑Klee (Guatemala) as Chair on 5 June.

1 October 2018
BIO/5145*-GA/DIS/3595

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Ion Jinga (Romania) as Chair on 5 June.

18 September 2018
GA/12056-BIO/5141

On 5 June, the United Nations General Assembly elected María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, Foreign Minister of Ecuador, President of its seventy-third session — only the fourth woman to hold that position in the world body’s history and the first since 2006. 

28 June 2018
GA/PAL/1413

On its concluding day, the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem focused on two issues:  challenges faced by Palestinian youth in East Jerusalem, including in the realms of education, employment and entrepreneurship; and the international community’s support for Palestinian rights in the city.

27 June 2018
GA/PAL/1411

RABAT, Morocco, 26-27 June (United Nations Information Centre) — The fifth International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem opened in Rabat, Morocco, on 26 June with a call by King Mohamed VI of Morocco and Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee for a greater rallying of diplomatic efforts to secure binding international resolutions that protected the city and safeguarded its spiritual, cultural and legal character.