¿Dará António Guterres prioridad a los derechos humanos?

by Mariana Montoya and the URG team Beyond the Council, Blog

El proceso de selección y nombramiento del futuro Secretario General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) entró en su etapa final el pasado 6 de Octubre, cuando el Consejo de Seguridad aprobó (por aclamación) la resolución 2311 (2016) recomendando a la Asamblea General nombrar a António Guterres para este cargo. El siguiente paso, será el nombramiento oficial por …

Will António Guterres prioritise human rights?

by Mariana Montoya and the URG team Beyond the Council, Blog

The selection and appointment process of the future Secretary-General of the UN finally entered its end game on 6th October, when the Security Council adopted (by acclamation) resolution 2311 (2016) recommending that the General Assembly (GA) appoint António Guterres. When the GA moves to do so, Mr Guterres will become the Organisation’s 9th Secretary-General. Mr Guterres’ appointment will mark the …

New candidate enters race for Secretary-General, but where does she stand on human rights?

by Mariana Montoya and the URG team Beyond the Council, Blog

The process to select the next UN Secretary-General continues today (5th October) with a further straw poll amongst member of the Security Council. For this, the sixth poll, a new name will be on the list: Kristalina Georgieva.  Ms Georgieva’s name was officially put forward at the end of September, after Bulgaria withdrew its nomination of Irina Bokova and switched its support …

El papel del próximo(a) Secretario(a) General en la revitalización del pilar olvidado de la ONU

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group and the URG team Beyond the Council

Este artículo apareció originalmente en  New World magazine , publicado por la Asociación de las Naciones Unidas en el Reino Unido  (United Nations Association – UK, UNA-UK)  Los derechos humanos – junto a la paz y la seguridad, y al desarrollo, constituyen uno de los tres pilares de las Naciones Unidas. La naturaleza interconectada de éstos tres es clara: sin avances para promover y proteger …

The role of the next Secretary-General in revitalising the UN’s ‘neglected pillar’

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group and the URG team Beyond the Council, Blog

This article originally appeared in New World magazine , published by the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK)  Human rights – alongside peace and security, and development – constitutes one of the three pillars of the United Nations. Their interconnected nature is clear: without steps to promote and protect human rights, the international community will be unable to achieve peace and security, while …

The race to be Secretary-General: gender, regional balance and human rights

by Mariana Montoya and the URG team Beyond the Council, Blog, Blog

In January, a new UN Secretary-General will take over from Ban Ki-Moon. As described in URG’s recent policy brief: ‘ Candidates for the post of Secretary-General: where do they stand on human rights?’ the selection process for the new Office-holder has been the most open and transparent since the founding of the UN. Although the formal inter-governmental decision-making process has not changed (for example, the Security Council does not publish the results of …

Candidates for the post of UN secretary-general: Where do they stand on human rights?

by the URG team Beyond the Council, Policy reports

Candidates for the post of UN secretary-general: Where do they stand on human rights?

During the summer of 2016, the URG conducted a human rights-based assessment of the candidates competing to fill the post of UN Secretary-General. A new policy brief on: ‘Candidates for the post of UN Secretary-General: where do they stand on human rights?’ presents an overview of the selection and appointment procedure of the UN Secretary-General, and a summary of each …