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Can This Woman Shake up the Secretary-General Race?

As António Guterres stays ahead in the Security Council straw polls, EU Commisioner Kristalena Georgieva is rumoured to enter the race to be the next leader of the UN. Though a strong candidate with powerful support, Georgieva might be too late in the game.   By Viktor Lerche-Jørgensen Lassen   After the UN Security Council’s […]

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Guterres Still Ahead in Secretary-General Straw Polls

By Viktor Lerche-Jørgensen Lassen After the third straw poll in the Security Council, former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres once again emerged as frontrunner for the position as UN Secretary-General. While the race remains open, female candidates lag behind in the polls despite growing public support for a woman Secretary General.   On Monday, […]

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Your Guide to the 2016 UN Secretary-General Selection

By Viktor Lerche-Jørgensen Lassen Later this year, the UN will select its ninth Secretary-General in a historically transparent process, in which former heads of state, foreign ministers and top diplomats strive for what has often been called the hardest job in the world. Some say it’s time for a woman in the chair, but the […]

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Second UNYA Case Competition held at UN City

  On the 30th of April, the second annual case competition for students interested in the work of the UN was held in Copenhagen. The case competition was a collaboration between UNYA, UNOPS, and the Un City in Copenhagen who hosted the event. Over two days, ten teams competed to come up with the best […]

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