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Tijjani Muhammad Bande Elected as the Next President

Published on June 08, 2019
Nigeria's Ambassador to the UN, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has been elected as the next President of the 74th session of UN General Assembly.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande Elected as the Next President


  • He will succeed Maria Fernanda Espinosa.
  • The next General Assembly session will commence in September 2019.

One must know:

  • UNGA rule states that the President of the 74th session of the General Assembly should be elected from among the African States.
  • In accordance with the rule, Muhammad-Bande has been elected.
  • He assumes charge as UNGA prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its creation in 2020.
  • India offered its support to Muhammad-Bande's candidature.

Focus of the 74th Session:

  • Muhammad-Bande, a former University professor, said that his presidency will focus on peace and security, poverty eradication, zero hunger, quality education, climate action.
  • The 74th session of UNGA will focus on high-level meetings which include the High-level Political Forum, the Secretary-General's Climate Summit, the high-level events on Universal Health Coverage, Financing for Development and the commemoration of Beijing+25, providing major opportunities to promote the implementation of the goals and targets.

Interesting to know:

  • Maria Fernanda Espinosa was only the fourth woman to be elected President of the General Assembly in the world organization's 73-year-old history and the first woman president of the world body ever from Latin America and the Caribbean region.


Q. Who has been elected as the next President of the 74th session of UN General Assembly?
a. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
b. Tijjani Muhammad-Khan
c. Ashraf Muhammad-Bande
d. Ashraf Muhammad-Khan
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