Ismat T. Kittani

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Ismat Taha Kittani
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
1981–1982
Preceded by Rüdiger von Wechmar
Succeeded by Imre Hollai
Personal details
Born (1929-04-05)5 April 1929
Amadia, Iraq
Died 23 October 2001(2001-10-23) (aged 72)
Geneva, Switzerland
Alma mater Knox College, Illinois

Ismat Taha Kittani (Arabic: عصمت طه كتاني‎; 5 April 1929 – 23 October 2001) was an Iraqi politician, most notable for being President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 and 1982.

Early life[edit]

Kittani graduated from Knox College, Illinois in 1951 with a degree in political science and English. At Knox, Kittani was a brother of the Delta Theta chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. He returned home to join the Iraqi foreign ministry in 1952.[1]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ United Nations biography of Ismat Kittani, un.org; accessed 16 January 2018.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Rüdiger von Wechmar
President of the United Nations General Assembly
1981–1982
Succeeded by
Imre Hollai