Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: a shared responsibility

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The upcoming election of a new Secretary-General can be a potential turning point for the UN in its efforts to achieve a more transparent, inclusive and gender-balanced administration of its affairs. For this, however, the Security Council should recommend to the General Assembly at least two of the officially nominated candidates, including women, following meetings with each of them and well in advance for its members to have a fair opportunity to choose and share responsibility for the final outcome. Spain, as an elected member of the Security Council, has a unique opportunity to promote woman candidates.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalAnalysis of the Elcano Royal Institute
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 26

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Law

Free keywords

  • International law
  • UN Secretary-General
  • Elections
  • United Nations


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