United Nations tries transparency in finding new secretary general
Ban Ki-Moon's tenure ends this year
By Melissa Kent
The search is on for a successor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Ban Ki-moon's term as United Nations chief is nearly up, and there is every indication the process for choosing a new secretary general will look a lot different this time around.
There have been growing calls from inside and outside the organization, including strong criticism from civil society, to make the selection process for UN chief more inclusive and transparent than it's been since the organization was established in 1945.
For the first time ever, the UN has set up a web page where the names of all the candidates, along with their CVs, are being published for everyone to see.
"I think one could say it is historic,'' says Ian Martin, executive director of Security Council Report, an online research group that monitors the work of the council.
"It's a degree of transparency that has never existed," he adds. "We're in uncharted territory."