Elections and Appointments

The principal organs of the United Nations are the General Assembly, the Security Council, ECOSOC, the International Court of Justice, the Trusteeship Council, and the Secretariat.  With the exception of the Trusteeship Council, which officially has been terminated, WFM-IGP monitors elections and appointment processes to all of these high-level bodies, as well as several others. 

Elections of Member States to UN Bodies

  • Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Human Rights Council
  • International Court of Justice
  • Security Council
  • Peacebuilding Commission

Selection of Individuals

  • UN Secretary-General
  • Deputy Secretary-General
  • Selected Under Secretaries-General (High Commissioner for Human Rights) and Assistant Secretaries-General (Head of Peacebuilding Support Office)
  • Special Representatives of the Secretary-General
  • Members of the International Law Commission
  • President of General Assembly
  • Heads of Departments of the Secretariat, Programmes, and Funds:
    • Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordination (OCHA)
    • Political Affairs (DPA)
    • Peacekeeping (DPKO)
    • Legal Counsel (OLA)
    • Development (UNDP)
    • Environment (UNEP)
  • Heads of Agencies and other associated bodies (International Atomic Energy Agency, International Criminal Court, International Fund for Agricultural Development, International Monetary Fund, UNAIDS, UN Conference on Trade and Development, UNESCO, UNICEF,  World Bank, World Intellectual Property Organization, etc.)