General Assembly: Press Release

27 November 2018

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will hold a special meeting on 28 November to observe the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in the Trusteeship Chamber from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

4 October 2018

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

1 October 2018

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

1 October 2018

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

1 October 2018

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

1 October 2018

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

1 October 2018

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

1 October 2018

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

18 September 2018

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

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.