María Fernanda Espinosa Current Affairs, GK & News

Nigeria’s UN envoy elected as President of UNGA 74th Session

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) was elected as President of 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Key Highlights Muhammad-Bande, was nominated by Nigeria and endorsed by African group, at the election. The 193-member UNGA then elected him by acclamation with also supporting his candidature. During an informal interactive dialogue ..




Maria Fernanda Espinosa elected as President of 73rd United Nations General Assembly

Ecuadorean foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa has been elected President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), a mainly ceremonial title that nonetheless carries a high profile and important procedural functions. Espinosa defeated Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake of Honduras by 128 votes to 62, with two abstentions. Espinosa will become the fourth woman ..


Ecuador grants citizenship to Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks

Ecuador has granted citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in an attempt to resolve the political impasse over his continued presence in the United Kingdom (UK). Ecuador Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa informed that Assange, who is an Australian, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12, 2017. This news announced on January 12, 2018. Assange ..