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Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at a press conference. 1 July 2014. UN Photo/ Jean-Marc FerrŽ
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August 5, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres is holding on to his lead in the race to become the United Nations’ next secretary-general. The U.N. Security Council held a second round […]

Security Council Meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

UN Security Council to hold second straw poll on next Secretary-General

August 5, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council are to hold a second straw poll on August 5 to shape the race among 11 official candidates to be ...

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at a press conference. 1 July 2014. UN Photo/ Jean-Marc FerrŽ

Two early front-runners emerge in race for UN chief

July 22, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

Two clear front-runners have emerged from the pack of 12 candidates for the next U.N. Secretary General, according to diplomats with knowledge of the ...

General Assembly Seventieth session Informal Dialogues with Candidates for the Position of Secretary-General: Ms. Irina Bokova

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Ms. Irina Bokova (Bulgaria), Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly.
Ms. Catherine Pollard, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

Race for new UN chief heats up

July 21, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

There are two daughters of former presidents and one of a farmer; a history buff, a former president, an honorary citizen of Timbuktu and an assortmen ...

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    Ouster of Turkish PM rekindles dissent in ruling AKP
    May 19, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Since the ousting of Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pro-president media outlets are appealing for unity and loyalty to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The calls come as Davutoglu’s removal provokes […]

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    Nato-Russia talks fail, but raise hopes
    April 23, 2016, by VOANews

    Nato and Russia held their first dialogue in two years this week. The meeting among ambassadors of the alliance and Russia in Brussels Wednesday failed to produce agreements, but analysts […]

  • Meetings of the Defence Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels- Doorstep Statement by NATO Secretary General
    Nato, Russian officials meet for first time in two years
    April 20, 2016, by VOANews

    The NATO-Russia Council has convened for the first time since 2014, with recent tensions between Russia and the United States high on the agenda. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Wednesday’s […]