UNGA pres­i­dent to in­stall Vi­jay­alak­shmi Pan­dit’s por­trait in her of­fice

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

UNITED NA­TION: Gen­eral Assem­bly Pres­i­dent Maria Fer­nanda Es­pinosa has said she draws in­spi­ra­tion from Vi­jay­alak­shmi Pan­dit, the first woman to hold the of­fice, and plans to in­stall her por­trait in her of­fice, ac­cord­ing to an In­dian MP who met her on Fri­day. Prem Das Rai of the Sikkim Demo­cratic Front said she told a group of MPs who vis­ited her that as a woman to as­cend to the of­fice, she found en­cour­age­ment from Pan­dit's pi­o­neer­ing work at the UN. Es­pinosa is only the fourth woman to be pres­i­dent of the Assem­bly, a po­si­tion held by 69 men through the UN’s his­tory.

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