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High stakes at high-level week for UN secretary-general hopefuls

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Nine candidates are still in the running for UN secretary-general (SG) as the UN general debate kicks off this week, the so-called ‘high-level week’ that may be a make or break moment for many of their candidacies. This critical lobbying opportunity comes after several twists in the race over the past couple weeks, setting the stage for potential backroom deals between the candidates and Security Council members.

The Council held its fourth straw poll on 9 September with Antonio Guterres and Miroslav Lajcak holding onto their first and second spots respectively. In the days following the fourth poll, a bizarre …read more

Source: Lowy Institute for International Policy

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