Indonesia begins serving as UNGA vice president for 2019-2020

Indonesia begins serving as UNGA vice president for 2019-2020

Indonesian Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani participated in the first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly's 74th Session at the UN Headquarters in New York on September 18, 2019. (ANTARA/The Indonesian Foreign Ministry/ FA)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia began serving as vice president of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the 2019-2020 period at the UN Headquarters in New York on September 17, 2019.

Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, the Indonesian permanent representative to the UN, was elected by acclamation as one of the UNGA vice presidents on June 4, 2019, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry noted in a statement here on Thursday.

The General Committee comprises the president of the General Assembly and 21 vice-presidents of the Assembly and chairmen of the six Main Committees. The five permanent members of the Security Council also serve as vice-presidents.

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria is the president of the 74th Session of UNGA. Other Asian countries serving as vice presidents comprise Singapore, Oman, and Turkey.

Ambassador Djani, as one of the vice presidents elected for UNGA's 74th Session, participated in the General Committee's first meeting during the 74th session in New York on September 18.

During the 74th Session, President Muhammad-Bande will prioritize the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and other UN mandates, especially pertaining to peace and security, poverty and hunger eradication, quality education, and climate change.

Bande will also give due priority to make preparations for the 75th anniversary of the UN in 2020.

At the start of each session, the General Committee takes into account the provisional agenda and the supplementary list and makes recommendations to the General Assembly.

The role of the General Committee has been further bolstered over the past few sessions with the holding of informal meetings and briefings, open to all member states, on particular issues under consideration by or concerning the work of the Assembly.

Furthermore, the General Committee makes recommendations to the General Assembly on the closing date of the session. It helps the president and General Assembly in preparing the agenda for each plenary meeting and in the general conduct of the work of the General Assembly.

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