UN calls special assembly to honour King Bhumibol

UN calls special assembly to honour King Bhumibol

Thai ambassador to the United Nations Virachai Plasai (above) will be the final speaker  at a special assembly of the UN  on Friday to honour King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Thai ambassador to the United Nations Virachai Plasai (above) will be the final speaker at a special assembly of the UN on Friday to honour King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The United Nations will hold a special assembly on Friday night to honour the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Virachai Plasai, the Thai ambassador to the UN, said.

Ambassador Virachai said the rare special session in the UN building in New York would begin at 10am on Friday (9pm in Bangkok). Representatives of member countries would have the opportunity to speak in honour of the late King.

The special session was expected to last 15 minutes, Mr Virachai said.

It would begin with an address by the chairman of the general assembly, followed by the chairs of five regions and the US permanent representative to the UN Samantha Power.

Mr Virachai said he would be the last person to make a speech.

The event would be broadcast live on the UN’s webcast, the ambassador said.


Do you like the content of this article?

BBC apologises after 'Manchester United are rubbish' gaffe

The BBC was forced to apologise to Manchester United fans on Tuesday after a message appeared on their news ticker labelling the Premier League club as "rubbish".

24 May 2022

China, Russia conduct joint aerial patrol in military exercise

Chinese and Russian militaries conducted a joint aerial patrol on Tuesday, China's defence ministry said.

24 May 2022

Mask mandate to be lifted

Mandatory mask-wearing will be lifted in mid-June, and the government's plan to declare Covid-19 an endemic disease on July 1 is on track, says the health permanent secretary.

24 May 2022