It is the first time in the country’s history to lead the UN sensitive committee whose nomination was recommended by the office of the President of UN General Assembly and unanimously approved by all nine members of the Committee.
The United Nations credentials committee members include the US, China, Russia, Cameroon, Uruguay Iceland, Papua Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago and Tanzania.
Speaking soon after appointment, Amb, Prof Kennedy Gaston, Tanzania Permanent Representative at UN said the appointment was important and was an indication that the country was acceptable in the international community.
He said the appointment also the country has strong leadership as well as its acceptable foreign policies.
Amb Gaston further said for the first time since appointment, Tanzania presided the committee’s first meeting that sat in New York, USA.