FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 21 (2016)   

A new Secretary-General for the United Nations:
Fair selection more than window dressing

Julkaistu 12.10.2016

Katja Creutz
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The UN Secretary-General selection procedure has always been contentious and, in practice, the permanent members of the Security Council have elected the highest UN official behind a veil of secrecy. Recent changes introduced into the process have, however, raised hopes that the most qualified candidate will be appointed.