Insights: Secretary-General Selection

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    Third Straw Poll to Select the Next Secretary-General

    On Monday (29th August), Council members will hold their third straw poll in the process to select the next Secretary-General.  Like the first two straw polls held on 21 July and 5 August, this ballot will be undifferentiated as between...

    posted on FRI 26 AUG 2016
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    Security Council to Conduct First Straw Poll

    Tomorrow morning (21 July), Security Council members will take the first step in testing the viability of the twelve nominated candidates for the post of Secretary-General when they participate in the first straw poll in the selection. The straw poll...

    posted on WED 20 JUL 2016
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    Wrap-Up Session on the Council’s Work in May

    Tomorrow morning (31 May), the Security Council will hold a public wrap-up session for the month of May. Egypt, Council president in May, has circulated a concept note describing the objectives of the meeting and suggesting issues that members may...

    posted on MON 30 MAY 2016
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    Discussion on the Secretary-General Selection Process under “Any Other Business”

    This afternoon, Council members will discuss the next steps for the Security Council in the Secretary-General selection process under “any other business” at the request of Egypt. This is the first meeting in consultations regarding the appointment of the next...

    posted on WED 25 MAY 2016
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    Appointment of the Next Secretary-General: Joint Letter Under Silence

    A draft joint letter from the Security Council and General Assembly presidents, which will mark the start of the process to select and appoint the next Secretary-General, is under silence until noon today (14 December). Following a meeting between Russia,...

    posted on MON 14 DEC 2015
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    Joint Letter on the Secretary-General Appointment Process

    The UK has indicated interest in a discussion this week under “any other business” (AOB) on a draft joint letter from the Security Council and General Assembly presidents which will mark the start of the process to select and appoint...

    posted on MON 7 DEC 2015
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    Consultations on a draft joint letter for the appointment of the Secretary-General

    Council members will meet today (18 November), under “any other business” to discuss the contents of a draft joint letter which would formally launch the selection process for the next Secretary-General. The letter was circulated to all 15 members on...

    posted on WED 18 NOV 2015
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    Informal Discussion on Selection and Appointment of the Next Secretary-General

    On Wednesday (22 July), Council members are scheduled to have their first discussion on the process for the selection of the next Secretary-General. The topic will be raised during consultations under “Any Other Business” (AOB). This issue has in recent...

    posted on MON 20 JUL 2015