Ismat T. Kittani

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Ismat Taha Kittani
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
Preceded by Rüdiger von Wechmar
Succeeded by Imre Hollai
Personal details
Born (1929-04-05)5 April 1929
Amadia, Iraq
Died 23 October 2001(2001-10-23) (aged 72)
Geneva, Switzerland
Alma mater Knox College, Illinois

Ismat Taha Kittani (Arabic: عصمت طه كتاني‎; 5 April 1929 – 23 October 2001) was an Iraqi politician, most notable for being President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 and 1982.

Early life

Kittani graduated from Knox College, Illinois in 1951 with a degree in political science and English. At Knox, Kittani was a brother of the Delta Theta chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. He returned home to join the Iraqi foreign ministry in 1952.[1]


  1. ^ United Nations biography of Ismat Kittani,; accessed 16 January 2018.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Rüdiger von Wechmar
President of the United Nations General Assembly
Succeeded by
Imre Hollai
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