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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:07 PM

10. That would be cool!

Hell, I'd love to see him as Secretary-General of the UN. But he's not eligible because he's from one of the five permanent members of the Security Council. Those are China, France, Russia (formerly the Soviet Union), the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Article 97 of the United Nations Charter determines that the Secretary-General is "appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council." As the recommendation must come from the Security Council, any of the five permanent members of the Council can veto a nomination. Most Secretaries-General are compromise candidates from middle powers and have little prior fame. Unofficial qualifications for the job have been set by precedent in previous selections. The appointee may not be a citizen of any of the Security Council's five permanent members.[7] The General Assembly resolution 51/241 in 1997 stated that in the appointment of "the best candidate", due regard should be given to regional (continental) rotation of the appointee's national origin and to gender equality.[8]:5

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