With the UN General Assembly expected to approve Antonio Guterres as the next UN secretary-general (SG) this week, 'the race is on to join team Guterres'. As Peter Nadin has suggested, Kevin Rudd may try to translate his work as chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) into a 'cabinet' post under Guterres. Show More Summary
The man set to take the top job at the United Nations has been one of the most prominent critics of Australia’s anti-boat obsession, writes Max Chalmers. If there’s one thing to take from the rise of António Guterres, it’s just how small Australia shrinks when confronted by a global crisis. Guterres, a former Prime [...]Show More Summary
The indefatigable Kevin Rudd appeared in the news on the UN secretary-general (SG) race yet again in recent days. After denying that Rudd had sought out other countries to nominate him for SG, his spokesperson released a statement claiming that another government had approached Rudd about giving him the nomination. Show More Summary
2016, 274 p. For me, the day that then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologized to the Stolen Generations is a day lodged in my memory, along with moon walks, assassinations, bushfires and planes crashing into buildings. I was on a train … Continue reading ?
This week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull flew to New York, where he sparred with former PM Kevin Rudd, met with the rapper Ludacris, and addressed two summits on refugees and immigration. The UN Summit’s main achievement was the adoption...Show More Summary
Sputnik has asked Australia’s ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to share his thoughts about the Eastern Economic Forum business conference that has just closed up shop in Vladivostok, and of the discussions held there by the leaders of Russia, China, Japan and South Korea.
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Prime Minister Turnbull's refusal to nominate Kevin Rudd for UN secretary-general (SG) last week, claiming Rudd wasn’t ‘well suited,’ almost certainly ends his chance at running for the UN’s top spot. It was an unexpected twist for UN...Show More Summary
[youtube:yjcPLh9l2Hw] Kevin Rudd's bid to nominate as a candidate for the next UN secretary general (SG) has been vetoed by Cabinet. This is a more than a little embarrassing for everyone concerned. In a few hours, many UN observersShow More Summary
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dealt a serious blow on Friday to his former rival Kevin Rudd's bid to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations, declining to endorse him and declaring him unfit for the job.
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Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s bid to become the UN secretary-general (SG) is finally out in the open after he requested Australian government support for his nomination, ending months of speculation. Foreign minister Julie Bishop has confirmed Mr Rudd’s request will today be put forward to Cabinet, where support for Mr Rudd is mixed. Show More Summary
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asked the government to nominate him a candidate for the UN Secretary's General post, the country's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday, as quoted by media.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country's new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.