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Democracy Without Borders: “Let the People Determine the Best Candidate for UN Secretary-General”

By Colombe Cahen-Salvador and Andrea Venzon

The selection process of the United Nations Secretary-General is underway. The process is obscure, the timeline unclear and the stakeholders are meeting behind closed doors. This is problematic on a number of levels.

The world is facing unprecedented global challenges: climate change is accelerating, democracy is being eroded, and while the current pandemic is still raging it is clear that vaccine nationalism is taking precedence over collaboration.

In addition, the United Nations are silent on urgent world issues, as shown by the incapacity of the Security Council to take meaningful action on the crisis in Myanmar, while people are losing their lives every single day. This is not a new problem, we all are too vividly aware of Syria.

[The rest of this piece can be read on the Democracy Without Borders website.]

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