New York, September 16 (QNA) – Fordham University in New York conferred an honorary degree upon the head of the United Nations General Assembly, HE Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, in a ceremony held on the University s Bronx campus. Speaking on the occasion, Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham praised the conferral of a of Doctor of Laws honoris causa, upon Al-Nasser, a “tireless champion for the peaceful settlement of disputes through resolution.”
“It is a great grace to hold you up as an example to be looked to and followed, he said. “You have shown us truly the way to peace, the way to dialog, the way to conversation, the way to building up the human family.”
Al-Nasser was elected as president of the U.N. General Assembly s 66th session on June 22, 2011 and assumed presidency on Sept. 13.
During his service, HE Al-Nasser has worked to advance international peace and security, sustainable development, improvement of international disaster response, and to revitalize the Assembly s critical role in promoting these causes. (QNA)