The Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Ambassador Shekou M. Touray, will be one of the Vice-Presidents of the  67th Session of the UN General Assembly. Sierra Leone and the other 20 countries who will serve as Vice-President were elected by acclamation and will serve for one year. The other countries are :  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Congo, France, Ghana, Honduras, Israel, Lebanon, Nepal, Netherlands, Palau, Peru, Russian Federation,  Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, the United States.
 

SHEKOU TOURAY

In the absence of the President of the General Assembly, one of the VPs would be called upon to serve as Acting President with the same mandate and responsibility of the President. .However , VPs representing  the 5 permanent members do not serve as Acting President. All the V-Ps are members of the General Committee responsible for procedural and organizational issues for a GA
Session.
 
When She would have served as VP,  Sierra Leone may well bid for position in UN Security Council next year.The last time Sierra Leone served as a non-permanent member of the Security Council was during the 1969/70 Session during the incumbency of the late Dr. Davidson Nicol , who was the Permanent Representative.
 
IN OTHER UN news,  the General Assembly has elected Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, as the President of the upcoming 67th session of the Assembly. Out of a total of 190 ballots cast ,  Mr. Jeremic obtained  99 votes, while the other  candidate, Ambassador Dalius Cekuolis of Lithuania polled 85 votes.

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2 Responses to “Sierra Leone gets massive lift at the UN : Country will serve as one of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly next session”

  1. Nfa Toma June 22, 2012

    Maada Bio step out of the way, His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma is moving Sierra Leone forward. Our beloved nation is getting recognition and playing more important role in the UN. Our Green, White, & Blue is flying high around the world. May God bless EBK and all the hard working people who are putting in tireless hours to push our nation from the bottom to the top. HOOORAAY for Mama Salone!

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  2. Mohammed M. Lamin June 22, 2012

    Anoher cap in Sierra Leone’s cap! Congratulations mother Sierra Leone and kudos to President Koroma. Your stewardship of the country undoubtedly played a very vital role in this latest honor for our beloved country. Let us all put our political affiliations and convictions aside and give praise where praise is due.

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