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British demands may (further) undermine the political independence of the UN Secretary General and the organization's most critical posts. Will Ban bother to resist?

Firing and Hiring of an Under-Secretary-General

British demands may (further) undermine the political independence of the UN Secretary General and the organization’s most critical posts. Will Ban bother to resist?

Delegates snap and tweet pics of the election of fifteen new members to three-years terms

“Click, click”: Votes (and selfies) taken at Human Rights Council election

Delegates snap and tweet pics of the election of fifteen new members to three-years terms

Spain was expected to walk to an easy win for one of the two seats. That was not to be the case.

Surprise outcome in UN Security Council elections

Spain was expected to walk to an easy win for one of the two seats. That was not to be the case.

On Thursday, five new members of the Security Council will be elected by the General Assembly. These five members will continue on the Council through the nomination and election of […]

An East European for Secretary General, yes, but which one?

On Thursday, five new members of the Security Council will be elected by the General Assembly. These five members will continue on the Council through the nomination and election of […]

This year's Security Council elections on 16 October will come down to between two aspiring regional powers - Turkey in the Middle East and New Zealand as a champion of small state concerns.

New Zealand or Turkey?

This year’s Security Council elections on 16 October will come down to between two aspiring regional powers – Turkey in the Middle East and New Zealand as a champion of small state concerns.

After several months away, we're returning to our regular coverage

Bringing the Hiatus to a Close

After several months away, we’re returning to our regular coverage

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday that he will nominate Jordan’s Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein to succeed Navi Pillay as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Pillay will […]

Jordan’s Prince Zeid Appointed as New Human Rights Commissioner

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday that he will nominate Jordan’s Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein to succeed Navi Pillay as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Pillay will […]

Francis Gurry secured a second term as WIPO Director General yesterday, edging out three other candidates.

Gurry appointed for second term at WIPO

Francis Gurry secured a second term as WIPO Director General yesterday, edging out three other candidates.

The deadline has passed for states to put forward candidates to head the World Intellectual Property Associate. How will the Australian incumbent fare against his challengers from Estonia, Nigeria or Panama?

Four candidates compete to head WIPO

The deadline has passed for states to put forward candidates to head the World Intellectual Property Associate. How will the Australian incumbent fare against his challengers from Estonia, Nigeria or Panama?