Statement on third UNSC straw poll for next Secretary-General

The President of the Security Council for the month of August, H.E. Ambassador Ibrahim of Malaysia, called to inform me that the third informal straw poll of the Security Council for the position of Secretary-General took place earlier today. Thanking him, I also recalled my letter dated 21 July 2016 in which I recognize the informal nature of the straw polls, while stressing that the absence of any further details beyond the fact that the informal straw poll has taken place adds little value and does not live up to the expectations of the membership and the new standard of openness and transparency.

 

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