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UNGA President to instal Vijayalakshmi Pandit's portrait in her office
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 10/13/2018 12:15:17 PM
UNGA President to instal Vijayalakshmi Pandit's portrait in her office
Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly.

United Nation: General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has said that 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 that 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.Pandit, who was Jawaharlal Nehru's sister, was elected Assembly President in 1953.

The MPs who met her represented a cross-section of India's political parties and geography and are members of India's delegation to the Assembly.Rai said that Espinosa, who is from Ecuador, told them that she respects Indian democracy and considered India a country from which to draw inspiration, pointing to a book on Mahatma Gandhi in her office.

After Pandit it took 16 years for another woman, Angie Elisabeth Brooks of Liberia, to become Assembly President in 1969, and 37 more years before Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain was elected in 2006.Developing countries produced all the four women presidents.

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