Bozkir calls for strengthening the role of the UN General Assembly


The President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, called for strengthening the role of the General Assembly so that the United Nations has a strong structure that enables it to meet its aspirations without being subjected to the pressures of “veto”.


In a statement after the end of his term, Bozkir said that he assumed the task of managing the General Assembly of the United Nations at a very difficult stage.

He added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu gave him great support during his tenure as President of the United Nations General Assembly.

He pointed out that the United Nations, despite having all the capabilities, its structure and way of working are not suitable for the conditions of the twenty-first century, and that it is a very slow mechanism.

Bozkir stressed the need to strengthen the role of the United Nations General Assembly, noting that it had succeeded in holding meetings on Syria, Palestine, and Myanmar.


At a time when the UN Security Council failed to meet to discuss the latest developments in those countries.

Speaking about the latest developments in Afghanistan, Bozkir said: “What is happening in Afghanistan has been clear for months, and the issue is somewhat complicated now.”

He stressed the need to respect the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, and to work to provide appropriate conditions for women’s participation in life in Afghanistan.

And he added: “There may be daily developments in Afghanistan, so we have to be wise, and we have to wait and see how the Taliban will act.”

And he added: “We have to wait to see to what extent the Taliban wants to establish relations with the international community, and I think it is too early to talk about what will happen in Afghanistan after a month.”


On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly witnessed a meeting held at the permanent headquarters of the International Organization in New York, to declare the conclusion of the 75th session of the Assembly.

Also, the start of the 76th session, which will be chaired by the former Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid, succeeding Turkish Ambassador Volkan Bozkir.