Civil society: Propose questions for UN Secretary-General Candidates
The President of the General Assembly (PGA) is organizing informal dialogues between UN Member States and candidates for UN Secretary-General starting 12-14 April 2016. The Office of the PGA requested UN-NGLS to facilitate a process with civil society to provide questions that can be asked to candidates during these dialogues. Since the process opened on 26 February 2016, more than 1000 questions have been submitted from 70 countries via social media using #UNSGcandidates, an online form and email. All questions are published online as they are received. A gender balanced Civil Society Committee of 22 representatives from around the world, facilitated by UN-NGLS, reviewed all submissions and short-listed 30 questions for consideration by the UN PGA. During the 12-14 April dialogues with the candidates, the PGA is asking a few of these questions to each candidate. The current list of official candidates and the schedule for the dialogues can be found on the PGA's website. Read more to see the list of members of the Civil Society Committee, and to access links to videos of the questions asked so far in the dialogues. Learn more about the process, propose questions, and see all of the questions submitted so far here.