For the first time in history the UN Secretary General should be a woman

UNESCO Director-General, the Bulgarian public and political figure, diplomat Irina Bokova of Bulgaria put forward the candidate on a post of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. About it reported in a press-service of the foreign Ministry of Bulgaria.

The foreign Ministry said that the biography of Irina Bokova and her experience make her candidacy very important in the upcoming company’s nomination for the post of UN Secretary General.

Earlier Bulgarian media discussed the candidacy of European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, however, Georgieva said it would continue its work in the European Commission.

Bokova started her diplomatic career in the eighties of the last century in the framework of the foreign Ministry of the people’s Republic of Bulgaria. Was the permanent representative of Bulgaria to the UN. In 2009 he was elected Director-General of UNESCO, and in 2013 re – elected on this post.

Bokova could become the first ever woman to hold the post of UN Secretary General. Since 1946, the UN had eight secretaries-General. In September 2015 the UN General Assembly decided to hold elections of the leadership of the organization more transparent. It was also noted that female candidates for the post of head of the UN will be particularly welcome.

Under the new rules, after the publication of the names of candidates on a post of the head of the world organization must be interviewed at the UN General Assembly. Earlier the candidate on a post of the Secretary General chose five countries — permanent members of the UN security Council, and then selected candidate argued by the General Assembly.

The current UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon will leave his post on 1 January 2017 after two five-year terms of tenure.

Earlier media reported that the post of UN Secretary-General has nominated ex-President of Slovenia Danilo türk and foreign Minister of Montenegro Igor Luksic.




For the first time in history the UN Secretary General should be a woman 12.02.2016

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