2021 Global Call

The 2021 Global Call Campaign is now closed.



The 2021 Global Call Campaign


The Secretary-General's Global Call for nominations for the pool of Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions is an outreach initiative conducted by the United Nations Headquarters.

The Global Call aims to expand the pool of potential candidates for civilian senior leadership positions in the field, with a view of advancing gender parity and geographical diversity at the most senior level.

The campaign is open for nominations/applications until 10 December 2021. It is open to Member States, Organizations and individuals. 

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will, following an internal review process, be included in the SRSG/DSRSG pool of potential senior candidates.

Only those found suitable for specific posts, as and when vacancies arise, will be invited to participate in a competitive selection process.

If you have any questions, please visit the FAQ section and/or contact the Leadership Support Section in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations at leadership@un.org.

The Global Call Process


Process - Step 1
Process - Step 2
Process - Step 3
Process - Step 4


United Nations Field Missions


Mandated by the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, the United Nations deploys peacekeeping operations and special political missions to the field in support of a particular country or region. The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) is the principal support structure for peacemaking and preventive diplomacy efforts. The Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and its Peacekeeping missions help countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace. They bring unique strengths, including legitimacy, burden sharing, and an ability to deploy troops and police from around the world, integrating them with civilian peacekeepers to address a range of mandates. DPPA and DPO, together with the Department of Operational Support (DOS), currently oversee 27 missions and 9 Good Offices. Information about the different missions can be found on unmissions.org.

Senior Field Leadership



Visit the Global Leadership page of the United Nations to learn about the career background of women and men currently leading Field Operations.

Meet UN Mission Leaders

The United Nations Special Representatives of the Secretary-General speak about their role and motivations to lead UN Field Missions (2019).
(in multiple languages, English subtitles)

Leadership Support Section

The Global Call outreach campaign is managed by the Leadership Support Section, in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO). For questions, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Contact us via leadership@un.org.