About UNSG.org

UNSG.org provide news and commentary on the selection process of the next United Nations Secretary General. The blog addresses the selection of and the broad "job description" for the next UNSG, the various candidates, positions of the Security Council members and other governments, and ongoing reform efforts in the context of their implications for the future of the office. Information is provided by civil society leaders, government officials and media sources.

UNSG.org is published by Tony Fleming (contact), with occasional contributions by guest authors. Tony earned his Masters in Public Policy
from the Univeristy of Maryland in December 2006. He has been interviewed as a political analyst on the UNSG campaigns by major media in the U.S., the Netherlands, Columbia, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Tony’s professional affiliations include having served on the Board and staff of Citizens for Global Solutions, on the international Council of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, as a Fellow with the office of Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and as a rapporteur with the Stanley Foundation. He is currently a graduate research assistant with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).

Kudos for UNSG.org

“Tony Fleming runs a very fine website called UNSG.org which, I must say, I don’t often have enough time to look at, but people who do look at it tell me it’s the gold standard these days on SG elections.”
Shashi Tharoor
Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

“Canada hopes to stimulate an informed discussion on selecting the next UN Secretary-General. UNSG.org facilitates that by bringing aspects of this question forward in a knowledgeable and balanced way. It’s very helpful.”
Allan Rock
Ambassador of Canada
to the United Nations

"...congratulations on a wonderful and very useful weblog."

Mahishini Colonne
Deputy Director/UN
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sri Lanka

"For continual updated gossip on who might be the next secretary general, check out "Who Will be the Next UN Secretary General?", an outstanding, comprehensive blog by University of Maryland grad student Tony Fleming."

"...this is an issue we will want to monitor and this site is excellent."
Simon Burall
Executive Director
One World Trust

"...I love what Tony is doing!"
Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman
Director, Peace, Security & Human Rights Policy
The United Nations Foundation

"To keep abreast of the action, check out this spirited blog maintained by a University of Maryland grad student."
Paige Austin
Mother Jones Blog

"...all the latest news stories, a summary of the selection process, a run down of the potential candidates (including dark horses and long shots), plus a blog with lots of speculation and scuttle-butt."
Keith Porter
Director of Communication and Outreach
The Stanley Foundation

"...[H]ere, god bless, is an entire website devoted to the horserace."
Heather Hulbert
Democracy Arsenal

"... provides detailed information and news as well as an opportunity to propose questions for the leading candidates. That's a nice use of blog technology to press a major international body to be more transparent."
"...one stop shopping for all your 'next Secretary General' needs..."
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