The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has elected Prof Tijjani Mohammed Bande, Permanent Representative of Nigeria, as its 74th President.
Bande was elected unopposed by representatives in the UNGA.
The election for President of the United Nations General Assembly holds every year with each tenure starting in September.
The President presides over the sessions of the General Assembly which holds in September every year. He or she also heads emergency or any other special session over the next year.
The position rotates between the five geographic groups: African, Asia-Pacific, Eastern European, Latin American and Caribbean, and Western European and other States.
Since no permanent member of the United Nations Security Council ever serves as UNGA president, powerful members like the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, France and Japan have never held the presidency.