Who will be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations? And, what are the chances that a woman may lead the international organization for the first time?
The race to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations is now well underway.
He steps down in December after serving two terms as the head of the global organization that includes 193 member states.
And, for the first time since the U.N. was established more than 70 years ago, it’s possible that a woman may take over as the new U.N. Secretary-General. Five of the candidates still in the race are female.
For perspective on the candidates and the race, CCTV America’s Liling Tan reported from the United Nations in New York.
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Tonight’s panel takes a look at the contenders:
- Raghida Dergham, a columnist and senior diplomatic correspondent for Al-Hayat newspaper
- Shazia Rafi, managing director of Global Parliamentary Services and is former Secretary-General of Parliamentarians for Global Action
- Vladimir Golstein, professor of Slavic studies at Brown University