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Can The United Nations Adapt To Donald Trump?

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.16.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

On January 1, 2017, Antonio Guterres began his five-year term as United Nations Secretary-General; 19 days later, Donald Trump began his own term as P...

Nudging the decision on UN Secretary General from the Security Council

Mette Holm | Posted 01.10.2017 | World
Mette Holm

President of the UN's 70th General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, and Mette Holm recently spent 15 months in New York while he was in office at the UN. S...

Does the UN Have a Future?

Srgjan Kerim | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Srgjan Kerim

It would be easier to relegate an exhausted UN Organization to the museums of history, but that is not an option as far as I am concerned. All those who have worked against the specter of world war should join forces to strengthen the UN's spirit rather than idly witness its dissolution.

After the UN Secretary General election: How the UN leadership can deliver for women's empowerment.

Ernesta Redi Neudert | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Ernesta Redi Neudert

The votes were cast, but the result was the same. After 70 years and 8 men at the helm of the United Nations, this week the UN Security Council select...

The New UN Secretary General, António Guterres And International LGBTI Rights

Sushant Naidu | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Sushant Naidu

What I learned was to give people more credit, and trust, that like me, they want to know about things they might not know a whole lot about. Despite everything Rocio had heard and seen in her country with gay issues, she was willing to reevaluate her opinion or at least think about it after our lesson.

Disaster Mortality Trends are a Damning Indictment of Inequality

A View from the United Nations | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
A View from the United Nations

An aerial view of the vast destruction of the Indonesian coast, between the towns of Banda Aceh and Meulaboh, caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 20...

Syria Will Be First Challange for Antonio Guterres

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.09.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The consensus of the UN Security Council members to nominate the veteran Portuguese diplomat Antonio Guterres to succeed Ban Ki-Moon as UN secretary g...

The Unfinished Reform Of Selecting The United Nations Secretary General

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

The impending appointment of a new United Nations secretary general provides an excellent opportunity to address some of the shortcomings in current processes - but the Security Council may not be totally on board.

The UN Security-Council Has Selected A Secretary-General Of Humanity

Yasmine Sherif | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Yasmine Sherif

Without making a comparison to the legendary UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold just yet, there is hope that Mr. Guterres may not be far from also becoming a similar personification of the United Nations principles and vision.

Antonio Guterres Is Poised To Be Next UN Secretary-General, Diplomats Say

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.05.2016 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next United Nations Secretary-General afte...

A "Clean" Election for UN Secretary-General Gets Dirty

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgaria's Eleventh-Hour Candidate for UN Secretary-General A last-minute push by Angela Merkel and shady elements in Eastern E...

Regarding Climate Change, Let's Start Today

Srgjan Kerim | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Srgjan Kerim

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose second term in office is coming to an end, has a legitimate right to regard the climate deal as the centerpiece of his legacy. Not at least because of his systematic and pertinent push to navigate member states toward a formal approval of the threshold of 55 percent of global emissions needed to put the accord into force.

Latest Vote on Next UN Leader Goes to Guterres Again

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, whispering to Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, at a UN Security Council meeting on Sept. 21, 2016, o...

UN: Hard-won Transparency Being Dealt Away Behind Closed Doors

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

As someone who has worked with, outside and inside the UN, and observed up-close the perfidies of both big powers and small powers, I had hopes that the election of the new UN Secretary-General for 2017-2022 would be different this time, with a measure of integrity and transparency. 

Supporting Peace and Stability in South Sudan

Miroslav Lajčák | Posted 09.28.2016 | World
Miroslav Lajčák

For South Sudan to succeed, political will and commitment is needed, as well as a long-term vision to build a security sector capable of binding the nation together, not dividing it.

Who Can Lead The UN?

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

I won't say that I am a person of great consequence to the UN. But for about 40 years, I have been known in its hallways, as my life and the survival of my country have been intimately intertwined with the UN's workings. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.

How to Save the UN

Christiana Figueres | Posted 09.19.2016 | World
Christiana Figueres

I urge the Security Council to avoid the path of least resistance, I urge them to push for transformation. Don't choose politics, choose the right person for the job.

The United Nations Is One Of This Election's Forgotten Topics

Sen. Patrick Leahy | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Sen. Patrick Leahy

With the 2016 United Nations General Assembly underway in New York City this week, there has been next to nothing said about the UN or the role of the United States in that institution.

From Conflict to Peace: The Rise of a UN Secretary-General from the East

Michael Jacobsen | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Michael Jacobsen

Co-Author Zuzana Palovic - CEE and Migration Expert & Co-Author Gabriela Bereghazyova - CEE and Corruption Expert Is the world ready for Miroslav L...

The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?

Ron Klink | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
Ron Klink

As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Tru...

This Might Be The World's Toughest Job Interview

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.07.2016 | World

The most difficult job interviews are usually the ones with curveballs: Google notoriously used to ask questions like “Why are manhole covers round?...

The Security Council Needs Reform

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Bonian Golmohammadi

Campaigns to reform the selection process for the Secretary-General have worked to achieve the same goal -- to select the best candidate for the job. Civil Society, the Office of the President of the 70th General Assembly, and many dedicated Member States have done a laudable job to move towards this ideal.

Will Portugal's Guterres Be The New UN Secretary-General?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

It appears former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres will be the next UN secretary-general to succeed Ban Ki-moon. But this is not a sure bet.

New UN S-G Must Realize That Climate Change Threatens Our World

Neil Morisetti | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
Neil Morisetti

A Secretary-General prepared to integrate a response to the risk posed by climate change across the UN will have the best chance at delivering peace during these turbulent times. International security today is dependent on understanding the effects of climate change on people's prosperity within states and relations between states.

Ban Ki-Moon Says It's Time For A Woman To Fill His UN Role, Already

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.19.2016 | Impact

Before the U.N. Secretary General retires, he has at least one piece of unfinished business to take care of –- urging the member states to select a ...