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President of the
United Nations General Assembly
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Incumbent
Nigeria Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

since 17 September 2019
United Nations General Assembly
Style Her Excellency
Member of General Assembly
Residence United Nations Headquarters
Seat New York City, New York, United States
Appointer General Assembly
Term length One year
Inaugural holder Belgium Paul-Henri Spaak
Formation 1946
Website un.org/en/ga/

The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on a yearly basis. The President presides over the sessions of the General Assembly.

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria is the current President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 74th session, office which started in September 2019.

The session of the assembly is scheduled for every year starting in September—any special, or emergency special, assemblies over the next year will be headed by the president of UNGA.

The presidency changes every year between the five geographic groups: African, Asian, Eastern European, Latin American and Caribbean, and Western European and other States.

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