How are member states seated in the General Assembly?
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018     Views: 14005

Member states are seated by country name in the General Assembly. On the day of the election of the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General draws lots to determine which delegation will occupy the first seat in the General Assembly Hall (at the right end of the front row as seen from the podium). The seating order then follows the English alphabetical order of country names. It is valid for the whole session and also applies to the formal meetings of the Main Committees. 

During the 73rd session, the first seat will be occupied by the delegation of Mali.

The information of who is in the first seat is provided each year in the Delegates Handbook.

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