• General Assembly

    The Field Grows and Shifts in the Race for UN Secretary General

    by  • June 1, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council, Women's Issues • 

    Susana Malcorra LOEY FELIPE/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe second crop of campaigners making a pitch to replace Ban Ki-moon in January is now being assembled, and...

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    Civil and Polite, Nations Participate in First-Ever UN Security Council Election Hearings

    by  • May 25, 2016 • General Assembly, Security Council • 1 Comment

    UNSC election May 24

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThailand said it had no enemies, while Kazakhstan pointed out it had voluntarily given up the fourth-largest nuclear arsenal...

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    The Next UN Secretary-General: Views From UN Watchers

    by  • April 3, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council • 1 Comment

    Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, and Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, at a press conference in Berlin on March 8, 2016. EVAN SCHNEIDER/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously The results of the latest FUNDS survey of global experts, conducted during the winter of 2015-16, contains clear...

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    After Corruption Charges, UN Panel Recommends Major Changes to General Assembly Presidency

    by  • March 29, 2016 • General Assembly • 1 Comment

    Mogens Lykketoft, the 70th president of the UN General Assembly, and a Dane.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe presidency of the United Nations General Assembly, a ceremonial position filled annually by the organization’s 193 member nations,...

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    John Ashe, Ex-UN Diplomat Facing Criminal Charges, Goes Begging

    by  • March 14, 2016 • General Assembly • 1 Comment

    John Ashe

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyA legal defense fund has been set up for John Ashe, a former president of the United Nations General...

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    A New Plan to Recruit Candidates for UN Secretary-General Emerges

    by  • March 3, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council, Women's Issues • 2 Comments

    António Guterres, ex-head of the UN refugee agency and Portuguese, has opened the way for candidates outside Eastern Europe to run for secretary-general. UNHCR

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFor the first time in United Nations history, officially announced candidates for the secretary-general race, underway this year, will...

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    The UN General Assembly Grows More Assertive Under a Dane

    by  • February 18, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General • 

    Mogens Lykketoft, a Dane and the president of the UN General Assembly, attending a humanitarian conference in Dubai, January 2016. MARK GARTEN

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyCorridor diplomacy — private nonmeetings, informal discussions — has been the norm at the United Nations since its founding...

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    Steps for More Transparency in UN General Assembly Office Stir Skepticism

    by  • November 5, 2015 • General Assembly • 

    Mogens Lykketoft, a former Danish foreign minister and the current president of the UN General Assembly.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe president of the United Nations General Assembly has vowed to make his office more open, including publicly documenting...

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    More Revelations on Former UN General Assembly Leader Facing Criminal Charges

    by  • October 16, 2015 • General Assembly • 

    John Ashe

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyOnly weeks before John Ashe, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly, was arrested for tax fraud...

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    US Charges a Former UN General Assembly President: More Revelations Likely

    by  • October 7, 2015 • General Assembly, UN Diplomats • 2 Comments

    John Ashe, left, a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, has been indicted for tax fraud in a bribery scheme. Afaf Konja, right, was his spokeswoman. They appear at a UN event in February 2014.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyA luxury-loving diplomat susceptible to bribery, a clutch of rich Chinese with business interests and an open door to...

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