28 April 2015
On the 27th of April, 2015, member states of the United Nations held a thematic debate on the appointment procedures for the UN Secretary-General and other executive heads. The meeting was part of the negotiation process of the "Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly," which is expected to result in a General Assembly resolution this September.
Click here to view WFM-IGP's unofficial record of the debate. The record, as well as the following summary, have been compiled from a combination of observer and participant accounts. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if we have incorrectly described a government's position.
1 for 7 Billion Campaign Launches Letter to All UN Member States on the Appointment of the Next Secretary-GeneralDocuments
16 April 2015
As part of the 1 for 7 Billion: Find the Best UN Leader civil society campaign, the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy sent a letter to all UN member states yesterday calling on UN member states to advocate for a "fair, open and inclusive process" to appoint the UN Secretary-General. The next Secretary-General will be appointed next year.
The letter asks member states to consider specific reforms--such as public hearings with candidates for Secretary-General, the recommendation of more than one candidate by the Security Council to the General Assembly, and consideration of a single, non-renewable term for the Secretary-General-- and urges member states to speak in favor of these proposals at an upcoming thematic debate on the procedures of appointment for the UN Secretary-General and other Executive Heads, which will be held on April 27th at UN Headquarters.
In a note dated 28 January 2015, the Secretary-General announced the date of elections to be held for 14 new members of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund. The elections will take place on the 8th to the 10th of April, 2015.
New York, May 2012
The Secretary-General of the United Nations has announced the vacancy for the post of the Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide. The official announcement is included below, and can also be found online here. As part of our campaign, we reiterate that the selection and recruitment process should be transparent and merit-based.
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