3rd Straw vote for UN Secretary General took place in the UN Security Council on August 29th

Once again Felix Dodd has shared the outcome of the 3rd straw vote in his blog,  You can access it HERE  See my posting of August 6, for the account of the 1st and 2nd straw vote.

Another account of the process with some background history can be had HERE from ‘What’s in Blue’ insights on the work of the UN Security Council

Head of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is strongly advocating for a women to be selected and says it is obviously frustrating that women are not scoring higher. HERE

Process for the new UN Secretary General is ongoing …

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will complete his second term in December 2016.  The process for a new UN Secretary General is ongoing.  Felix Dodd in his blog has accounts of two straw votes that have been taken in the UN Security Council.  First Straw Vote and Second Straw Vote   You can see here the dominant role of countries with veto vote in the Security Council!

There is a vibrant campaign to elect a woman  UN Secretary General – Read more here with a reflection on the position from the women’s perspective.

For background and the list of candidates CLICK HERE