NEW YORK, USA – Jamaica has been elected to chair the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s Committee on Disarmament and International Security. The country’s elevation to chair the committee was ratified at a UN General Assembly meeting here on Wednesday.
Nominated by member states from the Latin America and Caribbean Group, Jamaica was elected to the position by acclamation with its permanent representative to the world body, Ambassador Courtenay Rattray, as chairman.
The meeting was held to elect the chairs and vice chairs of the six main committees in which the majority of the Assembly’s work for its 69th session will take place. That session will begin here on September 16.
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