Welcome to UNelections.org
Welcome to UNelections.org Campaign and Information Center.
Throughout the United Nations system, elections and appointments to positions of international importance are decided away from the election hall. Too often, selections are based on political favors, trades, and promises, even antiquated political fiefdoms. The UN's processes fall unacceptably short of existing international public sector appointment and selection procedures.
The UNelections.org campaign encourages the UN to increase transparency regarding how posts are filled, place a greater emphasis on individual qualifications, reduce the political and financial trading of positions, and ensure more equity for candidates from all member states. Above all, we strive for the appointment of able, quality leaders for global institutions addressing the most sensitive and pressing problems of our world community.
Latest Civil Society Initiatives
1 for 7 Billion: Find the Best UN Leader is the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy's latest campaign. WFM-IGP and its NGO partners around the world are calling for reform of the selection process for the UN Secretary-General by 2016, to ensure that the next Secretary-General is chosen in a way that is fair, transparent, and merit-based.
The campaign has been well-received in the media, with articles by the New York Times, the Guardian, and Foreign Policy . Edward Mortimer, the director of communications under former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, has written an editorial at OpenDemocracy.net.