• Michelle Bachelet

    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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    New Snags for Women Running in the UN Secretary-General Race

    by  • February 1, 2016 • Secretary-General • 

    Vesna Pusic, former foreign minister of Croatia, at a NATO meeting in 2014 in Wales. CREATIVE COMMONS

    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 only official female candidate in the competition so far to become the next United Nations secretary-general may already...

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    Has Russia Dashed All Hopes for a Female Secretary-General?

    by  • April 30, 2015 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, US-UN Relations, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the UN

    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 seriouslyHas Russia put the kibosh on the chances that the next secretary-general of the United Nations will be a...

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    Eastern Europe Presses Its Claim to the Secretary-General’s Office  

    by  • April 13, 2015 • Secretary-General, Security Council, Unesco, US-UN Relations, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    Vladimir Putin

    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 seriouslyIn 70 years of United Nations history, Eastern Europe has been the only regional group in the organization that...

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    Major New Staff Appointments at the UN and Departures

    by  • June 16, 2014 • GOINGS-ON • 

    Maria Eugenia Casar

    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 seriouslyBan Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, has appointed at least a dozen new people to high-level positions — including...

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    Putting Women and Girls at the Center of the Future Development Goals

    by  • March 24, 2014 • Women's Issues • 

    Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, chief of UN Women

    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 seriouslyWhat happened at the annual United Nations women’s conference this year? Over 10 days of both mercifully brief and...

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    Signs of Transformation From the ‘Pink Ghetto of Gender’

    by  • October 31, 2013 • Gender-Based Violence, International Justice, Peace and Security, Women's Issues • 

    Chad mother daughter

    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 seriouslyOne question about women’s rights that may never go away is how to ensure that women are represented fairly...

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    The Failure of Mainstream Media to Cover the UN: Who’s to Blame?

    by  • October 3, 2013 • US-UN Relations • 

    Security Council Meeting-draft resolution on Syria chemical weapons

    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 seriouslyAs media coverage of the United Nations dwindles and becomes more hyperfocused on geopolitics, the public learns less and...

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    For Many Latin American Women, Abuse Never Lets Up

    by  • August 19, 2013 • Health and Population, Human Rights, Latin America, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    Bolivian Women in Oruro

    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 seriouslyLatin American and Caribbean nations have pulled ahead of most other developing regions on numerous measures of economic growth...

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    It’s Down to Latin America v. Africa to Lead UN Women

    by  • June 29, 2013 • Africa, Secretary-General, Women's Issues • 4 Comments

    Alcinda Abreu, environment minister of Mozambique

    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 seriouslyAfter several months of public speculation at the United Nations, two candidates are now in tight contention for the...

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