Thursday, June 12, 2014
Sam Kutesa, the foreign minister of Uganda, was unanimously elected to be President of the U.N. General Assembly at the start of the 69th Session of the General Assembly. Kutesa will follow current Assembly President John Ashe of Antigua at the start of the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly in September.
Kutesa's election is controversial because Uganda recently passed extreme anti-gay legislation. There are also allegations that he abused his office and accepted bribes from foreign companies.