The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today (June 8) elected Nepal as one of its four Vice-Presidents from the Asia-Pacific Group of States for the 77th session of the General Assembly.
The UN session opens in September and closes in December.
“This is an honor & opportunity for Nepal to increase its engagement to strengthen multilateralism & the UN to resolve pressing global problems,” expressed Nepali Mission in the UN in a Twitter.
As per the Permanent mission of Nepal in the UN, with this election of Nepal to the UN provides Nepal yet another opportunity to contribute directly to the work of the UN and continue further enhancing the positive visibility of the country in the comity of nations.
Nepal joined the UN on December 14,1955. The General Committee comprises President of the General Assembly, 21 Vice-Presidents representing five geographical regions, Chairpersons of the UNGA’s six thematic main committees, and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
All except the last category are elected by the UNGA in June every year.
In addition to the active and effective overall representation of Nepal at the UN system and various treaty bodies in New York, Nepal had took various responsibilities to serve through the Nepali Permanent Mission in the UN body.
In both capacities, Nepal seeks to ensure that the organizations receive strategic guidance for them to best cater to the needs of the member states, more specifically of the most vulnerable and neediest among them.