UN Now Has 193 Interviewers to Grill Candidates Seeking Top Job

  • For first time, more open process for new secretary-general
  • Eastern Europeans, women, favored to lead 70-year-old body

The U.K. ambassador threw out an early grenade. He asked the candidate from Bulgaria, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, which parts of the United Nations “should be closed down to make it more effective.” She declined to respond.

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