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The next UN secretary-general: How to avoid ‘hitting the ground stumbling’ (part two)

As discussed in part one of this series, Antonio Guterres will have his hands full with lining up a team to support him when he replaces Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general (SG) on 1 January 2017. In addition to staffing, he should address these three issues to set himself apart from Ban and take advantage of his transition and honeymoon period: Prove a commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment Advocates for the UN’s first female SG are understandably disappointed by the Council’s selection of a ninth male leader, particularly since there were several well-qualified female candidates in the field.
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