Security Council Report releases debrief on the Secretary-General selection process

Security Council Report releases debrief on the Secretary-General selection process

Security Council Report has released its third and final Research Report on the recent Secretary-General selection process. The report provides a comprehensive account of developments in the Security Council and General Assembly from the beginning to the end of the proces

António Guterres: civil society is “key instrument” in solving global problems

António Guterres: civil society is “key instrument” in solving global problems

UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres, has backed 1 for 7 Billion’s calls for strong civil society engagement with the United Nations at an informal meeting of the General Assembly.UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres, has backed 1 for 7 Billion’s calls for strong civil society engagement with the United Nations at an informal meeting of the General Assembly.

Statement by 1 for 7 Billion at informal meeting of the plenary with Secretary-General-designate Guterres

Statement by 1 for 7 Billion at informal meeting of the plenary with Secretary-General-designate Guterres

On 19 October, Secretary-General-designate António Guterres, "in listening mode," met with the UN General Assembly during an informal meeting of the plenary in preparation for his assumption of office. William Pace of the World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy presented the following statement on behalf of the 1 for 7 Billion campaign.

General Assembly praises the historic selection process as Guterres appointed UN chief

General Assembly praises the historic selection process as Guterres appointed UN chief

On 13 October, the General Assembly appointed António Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General by acclamation.Every speaker - including the President of the General Assembly, the current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and representatives of all five UN regions - praised this year’s selection process as the most transparent, principled and merit-based appointment of the UN Secretary-General in the 70-year history of the United Nations.