LONDON – H.E. Adonia Ayebare, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations (UN) was on September 12, 2019, elected Chair of the esteemed Africa Group of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, for the month of September 2019 which also marks the beginning of the 74th Session of the General Assembly.
This election comes at a time when Africa takes over the Presidency of the UN General Assembly, with H.E Prof. Tijjani Muhammed Bande Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as President of General Assembly.
H.E. Adonia takes over from H.E Mr. Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddig, the Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations and pledges to continue the efforts started, and carried out by his predecessors with utmost determination, devotion and dedication.
Amb. Ayebare also hopes to utilise the Office of the Chair of the Africa Group to further strengthen and encourage the continued cordial relations in the African Group in the United Nations to be able to drive the agenda of the “Africa we want” and in achieving Agenda 2063.
He further pledges the continued support of the Government of the Republic of Uganda in advancing Africa’s priorities, promoting a strong and cohesive African voice at the United Nations through the African Group and looks forward to a fruitful month of September.
One of the key objectives of this esteemed group will be to advocate and advance the positions in order to ultimately achieve Agenda 2063 and also offer more support to the President of the 74th Session of the General Assembly during his tenure especially now that Africa represented by Nigeria will be holding the Presidency.