Swedish Diplomat to head UN General Assembly

  Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Nations Jan Eliasson, has been recommended by the Western nations as the next chairman of the UN General Assembly for the coming year.

The formal vote will come next year but the Swede is unopposed since the Western nations are next in line for the rotating post. Eliasson says he is honored with the support from Western Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

The position is considered crucial because of vital decisions coming on major reforms for the world body.