Who can nominate or be nominated?


Member States and Organizations (internal and external to the United Nations) can officially nominate up to four individuals with the potential to serve at the SRSG and DSRSG-level in United Nations peace operations. 
Self-nominations are also accepted.

Internal staff members can also be nominated or nominate themselves. Given the level of United Nations Senior leadership appointments only staff members serving or who have served at director-level (D1/D2) or above, who meet the eligibility criteria, will be considered

In support of the gender parity goals set by the Secretary-General and with a view to furthering geographical diversity, nominations of women and nationals from under-represented countries are strongly encouraged. Specifically, we ask Member States and other nominating entities to kindly submit a “Parity +” list (i.e. a list of up to four nominations including an equal or higher number of female nominees).

The Global Call is open to men and women. Women nominated through the Global Call might also meet the requirements of the Senior Women Talent Pipeline (SWTP), which is a separate initiative geared solely towards women who are non-staff members and are interested and eligible for senior management positions in the field (director-level positions usually graded at D1 or D2-level). Inclusion in the SWTP does not exclude nominees from being part of the Global Call pool and vice-versa.

Currently or previously serving SRSGs and DSRSGs as well as individuals who were successfully included in the pool following the 2017 Global Call outreach campaign, do not need to (re)submit their nomination. The profile of these individuals is already included in the database. They are welcome to send an updated CV, PHP or resume to leadership@un.org.


The Global Call campaign closed on 31 October