UN states want a voice in choosing Ban's successor

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon gestures as he leaves after a meeting with France's president on August, 25 2015, at the Elysee Palace in ParisUN member-states are pushing to have more of a say in choosing the successor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who steps down at the end of next year. A draft resolution is due to be put to a vote at the UN General Assembly next week that would for the first time allow the 193-nation to see the resumes of potential candidates and hear their views. For decades, the choice of the UN chief has been the purview of the five permanent Security Council members, in a selection process kept mostly behind closed doors.

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