#UNSGdebate: a special night for the world

by Matteo Meloni

Twitter: @melonimatteo

Who’s gonna be the next Secretary General of the United Nations? For the very first time yesterday the General Assembly hosted 10 of the 12 candidates hopeful to become head of the most important international organization


The candidates faced several questions related to the reform of the Security Council, UN budget, sexual abuse by the peacekeepers and other topics.

Here’s the story of yesterday’s debate, made possible by the President of the General Assembly, Morgens Lykketoft and Al Jazeera.

The debate was divided in two sessions:

the first with Vesna Pusić (Croatia), António Guterres (Portugal) Susana Malcorra (Argentina), Vuk Jeremic (Serbia) and Natalia Gherman (Moldova);

the second with Helen Clark (New Zealand), Danilo Turk (Slovenia), Christiana Figueres (Costa Rica), Igor Lukšić (Montenegro) and Irina Bokova (Bulgaria).

The official hashtags where #UNSGcandidates #AJUNdebate.

Did you miss the debate? You can watch opening remarks:




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