The post of United Nations Secretary-General is said to be the world's most impossible job. But it is also one of the most important.
For the first time in UN history, candidates will openly compete in two hustings to be the next UN Secretary-General, publicly outlining their vision for the future of the UN.
From climate change to armed conflict, extremism to pandemics, many of the world' most defining problems transcend borders and require global solutions. In an increasingly polarized world facing multiple threats, only the UN can step up to meet these complex challenges. A Secretary-General can save lives. We need the best possible person for the job: a highly-qualified and visionary leader, equipped to deal with crises the world over.
Join New America, in partnership with UNA-UK and The Guardian, on Wednesday, April 13, for the first of two historic debates with the candidates for the next Secretary-General.
6:30 P.M: Doors open
7:00 P.M. – 8:45 P.M.: Debate
Welcoming Remarks:Suzanne DiMaggio
Director and Senior Fellow, New America NYC
Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK
Former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Republic of Croatia
Former President, Republic of Slovenia
Former Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Moldova
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Montenegro
Head of Special Projects, The Guardian
World Affairs Editor, The Guardian
Closing Remarks:Thomas G. Weiss
Co-director, Future United Nations Development System
Space is limited. Please join the conversation online using #UNSecGen and by following @NewAmericaNYC.
This event is presented in partnership with The Guardian and the United Nations Association – UK, and the Future UN Development System.