Appointing the next Secretary General


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The selection of a new Secretary-General matters to people everywhere. A strong leader is essential to having an effective UN – and an effective UN is essential to global peace and progress.

For the first time, the President of the UN General Assembly will hold informal dialogues between UN Member States and candidates who have been formally presented for the position of the next Secretary-General. These dialogues will take place from April 12-14 at the UN headquarters in New York and will be webcast to help foster openness and transparency. The President of the General Assembly has also encouraged civil society and media to engage.

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To hear from the current candidates, tune in April 12-14.


To learn more about the ongoing process to select the next Secretary-General, check out these resources from the UN and the President of the General Assembly:

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