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Discussion: Consolidating and strengthening the UN Secretary-General selection process

  • Estonian House 243 East 34th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Participants will discuss strategies and timelines to effectively consolidate the gains achieved for a more open, transparent and inclusive selection process in selecting next Secretary-Generals. Discussion points are as follows

  • What is a sound strategy to ensure the new elements will be consolidated for future selections in a resolution?
  • What are the most crucial elements to be preserved?
  • What is the best means to address each of these issues?
  • Which of them require in-depth discussion?
  • What is a good time frame to address them?
  • Does application of the new process to an incumbent UNSG seeking re-selection require in depth discussion and if so how?
  • Should some of the ethical issues be addressed or included in a Code of Conduct?

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For further information and to RSVP by 21 May 2018, please contact Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN, by email: or by telephone at: 646 514 0080