Vesselin Popovski, O.P. Jindal Global University
The impending appointment of a new United Nations secretary general provides an excellent opportunity to address some of the shortcomings in current processes - but the Security Council may not be totally on board.
First, the good news: the selection of a new UN secretary general in 2016 has proceeded in a much more transparent manner than ever before.
Before the U.N. Secretary General retires, he has at least one piece of unfinished business to take care of –- urging the member states to select a woman as his replacement. Since the United Nations was formed in 1945, the job of Se...
The world's big powers are rallying behind the former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. refugee chief to lead the United Nations.
Today, the United Nations Security Council selected Mr. Antonio Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General. Throughout the straw-poll process and in my blog of June 30th, I have held out hope that the UN Security Council would elect ...
The Security Council announced that Mr. Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister and former chief of the United Nations refugee agency, had unanimous support.