Palau envoy elected VP of UN General Assembly

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 NEW YORK/KOROR (Island Times/Pacnews) — Palau’s envoy to the United Nations, Ngedikes Olai Uludong, was chosen as one of vice presidents of the U.N. General Assembly.

Palau is among the five countries representing the Asia Pacific Group in the U.N. 

“It is a great honor and privilege to attain such important postings in international foreign policy,” Palau’s U.N. representative said. “The elections are mostly announced far in advance and campaigns within the groupings are based on voting mainly and trade-offs.” 

Ngedikes Olai Uludong

Palau is among the 21 vice presidents elected for each year-long session of the body. 

“For small island countries it is a matter of relevance, confidence and trust in being part of the biggest multilateral institution in the world,“  Palau’s U.N. representative added.

Turkey’s Volkan Bozkir was elected to preside over the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly in September.  

In his statement of vision, Bozkir said he plans to work to “ensure impartial and unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance and full respect for international humanitarian law in conflicts and crises.”

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