NGO Press Conference on Next UNSG

A press colleague alerted me to an NGO press conference taking place Tuesday morning, April 18th. The event, sponsored by the Canadian mission, will be at the UN for those of you in New York. For the rest of us, it will be webcast live at (Archived webcast here.)

11:15am Press Conference: Mr. William R. Pace, Executive Director, World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy; Ms. Yvonne Terlingen, UN Representative, Amnesty International; Mr. Vicente Garcia-Delgado, UN Representative, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation; Ms. Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director, Equality Now; Mr. James A. Paul, Executive Director, Global Policy Forum, will discuss the selection process for the Secretary-General.

This is a public event for, which is an effort to bring civil society groups together to press for a more democratic selection process. Today, the campaign released an NGO Open Letter to the Security Council on the Selection Process with four basic proposals endorsed by the campaign’s member organizations “to enhance the transparency, accountability and inclusiveness necessary for the selection of a qualified and effective candidate.

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