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When the United Nations last appointed its Emergency Relief Coordinator in 2021, New York was abuzz with rumours with dozens of names circulating. This time around, things are much quieter: either the Secretary-General is struggling to find candidates for the …

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The UN Secretary-General is often described as having “the worlds most impossible job,” but right now that title may well belong to his Emergency Relief Coordinator, the person responsible for managing humanitarian efforts in Gaza, Sudan, Yemen and wherever else …

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That the next Secretary-General of the United Nations must be a woman should be indisputable — after almost 80 years of men occupying the UN’s top job without interruption, it’s long overdue. Encouragingly, political momentum behind the idea that it …

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Diplomats are wading through 250 pages of member states’ suggestions on what should be included in the United Nations’ grandly named “Pact for the Future,” the outcome document of the world body’s equally grandly named “Summit of the Future” this …

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As we went to press in our final newsletter of 2023, Azerbaijan was appointed host of the 2024 UN Climate Summit as part of a deal that may have been made to help bring some peace to the region. Moreover, …

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The head of an oil company who doesn’t believe there is scientific evidence to support the need to phase out fossil fuels chairs the United Nations’ most important climate summit — the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN …

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Welcome to the November edition of the Blue Smoke newsletter – part of our continuing project to shine a light on appointments and elections at the UN. Much is asked of UN officials, and none more so than the many …

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Sounding the Alarm Welcome to the October edition of the Blue Smoke newsletter, part of our project to shine a light on appointments and elections at the UN. We’re back from a brief summer hiatus recharged and raring to continue …

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P5 Frenemies Welcome to the July issue of Blue Smoke, the monthly newsletter shining a spotlight on senior appointments at the United Nations. Blue Smoke has spent the last couple of months following the biennial General Assembly resolution which guides …

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The Colour Line Welcome to the June issue of Blue Smoke, the monthly newsletter shining a spotlight on senior appointments at the United Nations. Spend too long staring into the abyss that is the United Nations’ senior appointment system and …

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A Matter of Time Welcome to the May issue of Blue Smoke, the monthly newsletter shining a spotlight on senior appointments at the United Nations. We talk a lot about timing at Blue Smoke because the calibre of leaders that …

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Unmerited: Where Does It stop? Welcome to the April issue of Blue Smoke, a new monthly newsletter shining a spotlight on senior appointments at the United Nations. We all know that top UN jobs are frequently awarded as political favours. …

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“It’s confidential”! Welcome to the second (March) issue of Blue Smoke, a new monthly newsletter shining a spotlight on senior appointments at the United Nations. When will the most senior leadership positions at the UN next be contested? For what …

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“It would be useless to suggest a non-American” Welcome to our first issue of Blue Smoke, a new monthly newsletter that will shine a spotlight on senior appointments at the United Nations. This edition’s title is a quote from a …

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