MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Secretary-General selection and appointment process

MEDIA ADVISORY

Next Secretary-General selection and appointment process

Press Conference by the President of the United Nations General Assembly on selection and appointment process and civil society engagement with candidates presented for the next UN Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, 25 February 2016 – The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, will hold a press briefing at 1pm EST on Friday to update the media on the selection and appointment process and announce an unprecedented process for civil society stakeholders to question candidates for the position of the next Secretary-General. The first informal dialogues with SG-candidates will be held 12-14 April 2016.

What: Press Conference by the President of the UN General Assembly on selection and civil society engagement in the process of selecting the next Secretary-General
When: Friday, 26 February 2016, 1:00PM EST
Where: Press Briefing Room [S-0237] at UN Headquarters, New York or live through webtv.un.org

Social Media: Hashtag is #UNSGcandidates
For more information, please visit: Next Secretary-General selection and appointment webpage

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Media contacts:
Mr. Dan Thomas, Spokesperson of the President of the UN General Assembly, T: +1 917 225 1913, E: daniel.thomas@un.org
Ms. Ulla Østergaard, Deputy-Spokesperson of the President of the UN General Assembly, mobile: + 1 646 388 3080, E: oestergaard@un.org

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