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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:43 PM

UN General Assembly elects Ecuador minister next president

Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces is the fourth woman to lead the 193-member world body in its 73-year history.

By: AP | United Nations | Updated: June 6, 2018 7:36:53 am



The UN General Assembly Tuesday overwhelmingly elected Espinosa Garces as its next president,
making her only the fourth woman to lead the 193-member world body in its 73-year history.
(Loey Felipe/The United Nations via AP)


The UN General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly elected Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces as its next president, making her only the fourth woman to lead the 193-member world body in its 73-year history.

She defeated another woman — Honduras’ UN Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake — by 128-62 with two abstentions in the secret-ballot vote.

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Therefore, Espinosa Garces said, it’s urgent that the United Nations responds to major global challenges and does more to bring the organization closer to all citizens of the world.

She told reporters later that her priorities will be to finalize negotiations for a global compact on migration, promoting action on climate change, implementing UN reforms, and looking for new ways to finance economic development.

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https://indianexpress.com/article/world/un-general-assembly-elects-ecuador-minister-next-president-maria-fernanda-espinosa-garces-5205922/

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