Assessment and next steps
The 1 for 7 Billion campaign fought hard for a selection process geared to find the best person to become Secretary-General, irrespective of gender or region.
We are glad that an outstanding Secretary-General has been appointed following a much more open and transparent selection process that involves unprecedented open dialogues between all candidates and Member States in which civil society participated. It is crucial that the new process is assessed, that advances gained are consolidated and that future steps are identified to further improve the selection process of the Secretary-General, including how the new process applies to an incumbent Secretary-General seeking re-election.
This page lists a range of assessments of the new process with recommendations for future action by experts with first-hand knowledge of the process, including the former President of the General Assembly and his team, Member States, and civil society, including supporters of the 1 for 7 Billion campaign.
- The UN Secretary-General Selection and Appointment Process: Emerging from the Shadows
Security Council Report (April 2017)
President of the General Assembly and his team
- Nudging the decision on UN Secretary General from the Security Council
Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the General Assembly (December 2016)
- A Renewed Process for Selecting and Appointing the UN Secretary-General
Meena Syed, Senior Adviser, Office of the President (April 2017)
- Selection process for the Secretary-General of the United Nations: achievements and lessons learned
Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN (February 2017)
- Note on the selection process of the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2015 and 2016
Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group (Oct 2017)