Candidates for the post of UN secretary-general: Where do they stand on human rights?

Monday, August 1, 2016
Author: 
Universal Rights Group
Countries: 
Global
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Implementation

This policy brief was conducted during the summer of 2016 by the Universal Rights Group. It is a human rights-based assessment of the candidates competing to fill the post of UN Secretary-General.

This new policy brief on: 'Candidates for the post of UN Secretary-General: where do they stand on human rights?’ presents an overview of the selection and appointment procedure of the UN Secretary-General, and a summary of each candidate's experience, commitments, and pledges/vision in the area of human rights. Because human rights is one of the three pillars of the UN system, it is vital that States take this information into account when selecting the best individual for this vital post.

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Candidates for the post of UN secretary-general: Where do they stand on human rights?