Ian Martin, who is British, headed United Nations field missions in several countries, including as special envoy of the secretary-general in East Timor (now called Timor-Leste), Nepal and Libya. He is a former secretary general of Amnesty International and was most recently executive director of Security Council Report.

March 3, 2021 
Mark Lowcock
LONDON — Should the world’s top humanitarian official be chosen through a meritocratic selection process open to candidates from any country, or should the choice be restricted to a single nationality and nomination by that government? The answer is obvious — but may be the opposite of what is about to happen again during …

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