The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for 2021-2022 elects the Philippines as one of the vice presidents for its 76th Session.
MANILA — UN Ambassador Enrique Manalo, permanent representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, will represent the Philippines at the session.
“I look forward to working with the president of the General Assembly and representing the Philippines as vice president of the 76th Session. Together with the other vice presidents, I will work collaboratively with colleagues to contribute efficiently towards addressing the complex issues the UN faces,” says the UN ambassador.
Held on 07 June, the election for the vice presidents took place after the election for president of the UNGA of the 76th session. Minister Abdullah Shahid of the Maldives is elected president after a secret ballot. Dr. Zalmai Rassoul of Afghanistan was his contender for the position.
The nomination of the Philippines as vice president was an endorsement made by the Asia-Pacific Group through a silence procedure last 12 May. The nomination came along with three other VP candidates to represent the 54-member states of the Asia-Pacific Group: Bangladesh, Kuwait and Lao PDR.
Across all regions, there are 18 VPs across all regions: the African Group, Group of the Latin American and Caribbean States, Western European and other States Group, Eastern European Group.(TC/The MiNT)
Featured image: UN Ambassador Enrique Manalo was Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary. /Photo courtesy: DFA PH