First session of the United Nations General Assembly

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First session of the United Nations General Assembly
Host country  United Nations
Date 10 January – 14 February 1946
23 October – 15 December 1946
Venue(s) Westminster Central Hall, London and Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, New York City

The first session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on 10 January 1946 at the Methodist Central Hall in London.

Gladwyn Jebb, executive secretary of the UN, notified Dr. Eduardo Zuleta Angel, head of the Colombian delegation to the UN and chairman of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations, called the meeting to order. Paul-Henri Spaak of Belgium was elected the first president of the General Assembly in a 28–23 vote, prevailing over Trygve Lie (who went on to be the first Secretary General of the UN).[1]

The second meeting of the first session opened in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, New York, on 23 October 1946.[2]


  1. ^ Verbatim Record of the First Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly
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