Who should replace Ban Ki-moon when his term as Secretary-General of the United Nations finishes at the end of 2016? The answer is important. The post involves not only leading the UN Secretariat, but also acting as a spokesperson for the UN, handling crises, trying to stop wars and helping formulate long-term plans which will make the world safer, fairer and free from poverty.
Ever since the UN was created 70 years ago, the selection of this key person has always been made in secret by the five permanent members of the Security Council.
But this year, for the first time, there is a list of nine candidates, including 4 women.
The Coventry Branch of the United Nations Association has therefore organised an event in which you can hear Warwick University sessional lecturer Kseniya Oksamytna talk about the selection process and profile the candidates.
You will also get a chance to vote for the candidate you prefer.
The event will be
at 6 pm
on Wed 25 May
in room S0 21 of the Social Sciences building of Warwick University.
For more information visit bit.ly/unacov02
Booked seats get preference.