Equality Now presents here a list of women whose qualifications as members of the Secretary-General’s senior management team (as of 15 April 2015), give them relevant experience for the job of Secretary-General, in addition to the female heads of state, female foreign ministers and female finance ministers serving at the highest levels of government around the world. As we have done since our first campaign on this issue, Equality Now indicates individuals not to recommend any one person, but to illustrate just some of the considerable pool of talented and experienced women at the highest levels internationally. These women have not been contacted regarding the mention of their names, nor have they indicated to us whether or not they wish to be considered for the post. (Detailed biographies of some highly qualified woman can also be found on the Campaign to Elect a Woman UN Secretary-General’s Web site at http://www.womansg.org/#!gallery/c1ppg).

Susana Malcorra
Chef de Cabinet
Shamshad Akhtar
Economic & Social Commission for Asia & Pacific
Valerie Amos
Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Zainab Hawa Bangura
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Alicia Bárcena Ibarra
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Helen Clark
UN Development Programme
Ertharin Cousin
World Food Programme
Cristina Gallach
Public Information
Angela Kane
Disarmament
Rima Khalaf
Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Leila Zerrougui
Children and Armed Conflict
   
Sahle-Work Zewde
UN Office at Nairobi
Carman L. Lapointe
Observer
Internal Oversight Services
   

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